It's smiling at me!
It's exactly what I hoped for. The tone of the repeats, the "taper" of the feedback, the balance betwee clarity and smear, the inherent modulation that's present but not too strong... pure love.
So far, my "delay to beat" has been the DM2 (in fact, the Line 6 model of it, believe it or not, and yes that's compared to the DMM, Memory Lane, ML Jr, Timeline, SupaPuss, Boost DLA, Timefactor, Nova Delay, Headrush, and like a million others that I've either owned or demoed). But this is tops for me now! What's it been... a 13 year search? I started the hunt for my ideal delay when I was a teenager, and I'll be 31 in March. Here's hoping the search is over!
P.S. It took me like 29 attempts to actually start this thread.