I remember the punch line from his review: "I like this compressor a lot." One thing I love about the MB is that it has both an input gain AND a threshold (six knobs total). Since I play with a very light touch I usually max the input gain and turn the threshold all the way back. To effectively use other compressors I would need a clean boost in front of the compressor and I like to have the comp first in the chain. The tube normally has a subtle effect, but if you drive it hard either with a high output bass or by putting some boost in front of it, the tube will deliver an overdrive/distortion effect. It's a great unit but a little larger than some folks would want on their board and more knobs than some will want to keep track of.