I have one of these and I mostly record rock music.
IMHO, it's a good desk. It's very well built, it has a transparent signal path and reasonably musical eq.
It's not as clean as an SSL, or rich as a Neve, or good as EQ as an Amek...but it won't cost nearly as much.
It has Micpre & EQ sub-modules which can be swapped around in different configurations, and a good few companies make high end upgrades that just slot in (no more pres taking up room in the rack). John Hardy makes complete channel and master strips (not cheap.
It outperforms cheaper Ameks, Soundtracs etc. (although I heard Neoteks are pretty good, don't get them around here tho').
I would probably have bought an Amek 2500/2520 at the time, but it wouldn't fit in the old control room! Doubtless would have had more maintenance issues (?).
Depends on your budget, and what is available at the time. I kicked myself after shelling out for mine when only a month later another one came on the market in better condition, but without the plasma metering and automation (which I didn't need),but at