I didn't want to hijack D&J's power pole connectors thread, so I'm starting this one. I have had a Digitrax system since the late 90's. I was ready to try something else, and based on some recommendations I purchased the ESu cab control. Nice little box, has Ethernet connection for the computer interface. I have gone back to using the Digitrax system, for the following reasons. 1) touch screen, I'm so used to being able to press buttons with out looking, that I found it to be an annoyance having to look at the screen every time I wanted to just ring the bell, or blow the horn. Yes I know, that the side buttons can be programmed for this, but I wanted to use those for other things. 2) And this is the biggest reason, I found the throttle to be very forward heavy, I found it tired my hand, and I was always worried it would slip out. Currently I'm using the Cab Controller, as my bench testing DCC, using JMRI, and I have successfully linked the ESu Mobile Controller 2 to my Digitrax system using the LNWI. At least that way I don't feel like I'm out anything.