In my opinion, Bernard is a good guy, no reason to feel otherwise but as representative of the Simaudio brand, he's trying to get me to spend significant money to upgrade to the MiND 2 platform; I get that. No doubt it's a worthwhile package for some. Just want to determine if I need to spend that money. Will the performance in a "streaming only" application be something I NEED? From what I've read yeah, the Neo MiND is a great little piece which is why I bought it but who has the MiND 1st gen that can speak to this? Appreciate all your feedback but hoping to get more info from someone who's owned and operated this particular component.