I was faced with the same questions that you faced with having a MTS II system. I spend a lot of time looking at different systems and went with Massoth central station and their hand controllers. The price was high but I have had NO problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are looking for a system that works with your LGB equipment, then Massoth is the answer. I like the ability to program on the main along with programming on a seperate "PROGRAMMING" track. I also enjoy the hand controllers ability to transmit and receive. In addition, I have found that using the pictures (of the engines) has made things really easy to I.D. engines to control. I know that the cost is up there, but if you want the BEST you have to step up to the plate.