I just stated running some of my trains with DCS this weekend, after the fiasco with my E44, but all worked out well. My point is, as complicated as the book makes it seem, it actually is quite easy and I really do like it! Actually it's very easy and I have the original TMCC setup from when it was first introduced and I thought that was cool. Today I received Barry's Book (May he RIP) and I have been pouring through the DCS manual and it really isn't as complicated as I originally thought, not at all. I have run into a couple of scenarios, but after carefully reading the manual over and over I have managed to figure out who, what , when and why and move on. I actually am excited to get more into this. I know all of you who have real layouts already know this but I just wanted to add my .02. Thanks for listening!
Disclaimer- In no way am I discrediting Lionels's Cab1 Cab2 or Legacy systems. I have the original Cab1 and it was good for it's time. The other two I cannot comment on.