Their will definitely be something going up this year. I don't have near enough lights to warrant the second controller....this year. I plan to stock up, build an inventory for next year. I'll be going all LED, for sure. I can absolutely see how 16 channels would be limiting. I set it up in the house last night to 'tinker' with and the ideas started flowing after I saw how the software and controller worked together. I took everything back apart last night since their were extension cords going all through the kitchen so my 4 yr old didn't see it live but I took some video for him. He loved it.....which pretty much made the decision for me on putting something outside this year. Just testing out the new equipment.