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Heres some reasons I prefer a Surface:
you can use TWO hands to mix! Some things are just not possible with a mouse especially dub style FX – like doing an eq sweep while controlling delay/return levels etc
You can grab more than one fader with each hand!
With sends on Rotaries you can control (and see) send levels and fader levels at the same time
You have Local I/O
Local headphone/monitoring control
Some of the above aren’t necessarily a game changer depending on how/what you are mixing but for me there is a general speed advantage for many (not all) functions on a surface. I also feel a surface is a more reliable option. I actually prefer to have both connected most of the time as Editor is better at a number of functions – channel/scene naming, strip layouts, plus the ability to have independent control, a better mix overview, metering etc.

I don’t think you will regret getting a surface but I am old school!