That cable is huge. I agree that the Control Panel was a bit buggy but Hercules fixed that up nice. I don't ever use a microphone so I haven't had a problem with that. One thing that continues to bother me is when you do the sound rotation test sometimes the subwoofer and center channel don't work. It works with all other applications that utilize 5.1, but when you do the sound rotation test occasionally the center and sub don't work.
To start press any key. Where's the "any" key? --Homer Simpson.