I regret that I haven't had the use of this console for the last 20 years.
I'm a happy camper and anticipate more joy with the feature updates. Hope you're getting on as well with your choice of the Soundcraft.
I feel the same Dick and I'm very glad I/we waited for the first round to end before jumping into this pond. I'll be having a fire sale on analog outboard gear soon and somebody just getting into sound will be a very happy camper when I do.
I don't see too many differences between your choice and mine, and I'll bet one of each would make for one hell of an FOH plus monitor rig. What I do wish my Soundcraft had (without having to use the option port) would be recording to USB. I'm more than fine that the feature isn't native to the board, and knew that going in as the board is sold as a live sound board.
I have noticed that I have a more colorful board in appearance, and I'll bet you wish your faders changed color, which is a good thing for us old guys.
I put some time on a QU-16 last week. You made a good choice old man. Have fun.