Very versatile and sounds great.
The MOTU 828es has a huge variety of ins and outs, including nice extras like extra main outs in addition to the usual 8. It is also AVB, which is a no-brainer, self-configuring network option that I think beats Dante and others for simplicity and configurability.
The two reasons I did not rate it a 5:
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It gets hot and can start acting strange when it does - an extra space in your rack is obligatory.
2. Mine came with a dead channel on one of the headphone outs. SE was great, and MOTU sent me a second one before I returned the first, so I had no down time, and the trust they extended is to their credit. Still, it represents a QA problem that should have been caught.
After dealing with these two issues, the thing has been bullet proof for 9 months, on all day every day. The hardware metering is very helpful, and the browser-based setup, routing, and mixing is excellent.