Pretty much all compact mixers only have an insert, and no stereo aux send. Take a look at this desk: http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/802.aspx
It's an 8 channel mixer, no sliding faders make it ultra compact, and it is the only mixer in their range that has no sliding faders AND a stereo aux return for external stereo effects.
The problem is, 8 channels is not enough. I need 10 or 12.
So, I am NOT asking for opinions on whether or not I should get such a mixer. But I am asking if anybody knows of a mixer like the Xenyx 802 by any manufacturer, but with 10 or 12 channels, that includes XLR inputs, the stereo aux returns, and no sliding faders... (because I need to fit it in a space about 27 x 26cm)