Sorry to say, but
Please don't be sorry, there is absolutely nothing wrong in disagreeing, let's keep a healthy discussion. :)
My comparison of the PT11 mixer was not with C7, but with the mixers I looked at. There is something about them that either of the two soft mixers do not have (yet), but I cannot quite put my finger on it. Channel separation is certainly one issue, though I think the PT11 mixer already is better than C7. So something else...
I am including a current PT11 mixer image here, purely for reference, as well as *the advertised* C7 mixer.
(That way in the future, we can compare with older versions.)