I realize not long ago that its not only the skills that make a difference, the tools can make a huge difference.
For a long time I was using the mclass eq (not a lot of choice back then) and thought eq's should be really about the same, until I tried, ubik Q, what a diffenrence it made, i really tried again with the mclass with about the same settings, but the sound was dull, hollow and I could not get near the sound with the ubik Q.
Maybe someone with more skills could but I cant, so my sound has improved a lot just by using ubik, this was just for my guitars, I could imagine the difference if it was applied everywhere.
But to be fair to PH, I can get close to the ubik with the ssl console eq, but not has good. But now I know it's not only the engineer, the tools also makes a huge difference.