While I like the idea of the channel strip, in use it is quite uncomfortable.
With the full channel strip displayed, the knobs are too small and it is next to
impossible to use the scroll wheel without changing something by accident.
So, please give us the Tape Saturation and the Tube Saturation sections as insert plugins.
That way I could do away with using the channel strip all together.
More flexible while avoiding the scroll wheel accidents.
Just an idea...