The sounds/styles together, or alone, seem more 'life-like' to me. I think what captures me most are the human voices that intertwine in mixes. No other board I've heard offers that feature? As a pianist, I still prefer the VA acoustic fullness and of course, the keybed touch is unparalleled.
Korg PA1000 / Bose Compact L1s (2) / Zedi-6FX / Tascam DP24CD / Encore 300 mics (2) / Zoom Q8 / Senn HD650