Not Bruce, but I definitely have an opinion (and that\'s all it is, feel free to ignore it...)
Go analog. You state that don\'t do much live recording, so the additional learning curve is just added frustration. Mackie makes a nice line of reasonable analog boards, as do companies like Allen Heath, Soundcraft, even Tascam. But IMHO, Behringer is not the quality you want for creating samples. Not a BAD board, but they tend to add bells and whistles at the expense of signal to noise ratio. For your needs, it seems like a relatively straight-wire board (less features, better sound) will do nicely.
I concur with Ernstinen on the \"older Soundcraft\" versus a new cheap Mackie. However, I would like to qualify some opinions about mixers in general. If you are only using the mixing console as a means to monitor a variety of sources, I think a Mackie or Behringer will do fine. I\'m using a tiny little MidiMan sub-mixer to monitor my sources.
The critical path for me is input and tracking. I\'ll use the best pre-amps and convertors I can con, rent, or borrow. Once my tracks are captured, I\'ll be in the digital domain all the way to the final mix stage so as long as I can get a transparent and acceptable signal-to-noise monitoring situation, I\'m happy.
See, the final mixes don\'t ever go through the console anyway as it is only used as a relative reference for my old school analog ears. They go to my mastering engineer in digital format straight from the two-mix bus out of Vegas.
After one or two mastering spankings you\'ll have a whole new understanding of how to proceed with your next gig. You might even find that you need a better monitoring system in order to achieve a
better final mix.