I'm looking to buy an USB audio interface for home recording. It has to be fairly common, since I intend to buy second-hand in Bulgaria (where I live), or maybe import from eBay UK. One instrument input is a must. I've been considering the M-Audio Fast Track Pro, thinking that it's a sound piece of gear, but then I opened Harmony Central and saw mostly negative reviews. I've also been thinking about the Alesis Multimix 8 USB FX, which would be cheap to get and would also double as a mixer for band rehearsals.
Money's little and far between for me, so buying anything that isn't best value for money would be the end of the world for me, or even worse. Besides the instrumental input, I value overall sound quality, good mic pres (I heard a FTPro has problems with that), good reliability, low latency and Win7 support.