You might find this hard to believe, but I have settled happily for the following board:https://imgur.com/gallery/43EyG
However, as has been pointed out, it could really do with a MIDI switcher. I agree. Now the world of MIDI looks daunting to a technophobe like me, and that's why I sold on an MC6, but I'm willing to dive in to MIDI if it'll make using my board a lot easier and save on tap-dancing.
One thing Im looking for which the MC6 doesn't have (being a MIDI controller only) is loops, but I'd like to have the option of changing the order of the loops/pedals in the chain, i.e. stacking the Particle before or after the Timeline, tremolo after reverb, drive before/mod, delay after Reverb, and so on, etc.
The ES5 has definitely caught my eye. I'd probably run the 3 Strymons, Particle and Jam Rattler in the loops, and have the Fairfield and CB Brothers between the guitar and ES5 input, and connect the 3 Strymon up in a MIDI chain.
Additionally, I want to retain the Timeline's oscillate/hold function, and the option of momentary switching.
It looks like the ES5 does all of this. Can any current/previous owners advise, or are there other options? Thanks.