I love how the individual channel meter LED’s are segmented, they have an 1db only separation around the 0db. That way, even the today’s compressed electronic music has a dynamic metering.
Unfortunately, that’s the only thing I like regarding the X1800. It uses smaller EQ knobs (then the X1600/1700), lacks the matrix input and has a 2-band only eq for mics. Lacks a non-contact crossfader and FX freq kill buttons compared to the competition. A 2xUSB hub would give it an edge considering how macs have limited usb ports yet it was not included.