I am about to purchase my first serious recorder, which is looking like it will be the Tascam dr-680. I've read a lot of postings/reviews about its features and how well it works. the only con seems to be the lack of a durable housing. I have read many reviews regarding the "plasticy feeling" and my question is to those of you who have had one of these recorders for a while, does is hold up well enough?
I plan on getting a Porta bag, or something along those lines, but any input about how well they do or don't hold up would be appreciated.
Oh yeah- the other question... have I overlooked some under-rated or lesser known jewel of a recorder out there in this price range I should consider?