Your observations are on track with mine. In my experience, DMM typically fails to provide the best reproduction of which vinyl is capable. It is rare to find a DMM issue that also was issued via lacquer mastering. I have only found two recordings I could compare directly, but the DMM has failed to match the lacquer mastered version each time - quieter yes, but not as dynamic or harmonically natural. All of this said, I still regularly buy DMM mastered classical music recordings on the BIS and Hyperion labels and enjoy them immensely for the music and recording quality.