Yeah, I need to share some love for the machine as well, after initially posting some problems and concerns!
I have a full studio of classic and modern analog pieces - Roland SH-101, MC-202, Juno 6, a Synthesizers.com modular, Mg Little Phatty, Dave Smith Tempest, classic drum machines, analog effects, big mixer...and the Minibrute totally earns its place among everything else. I love that it can sound very "vintage" - getting close to classic Korg territory with some of the harsher tones - or very modern and clean as well. It's a very "precise" synth like eighties DCO machines while simultaneously sounding warmer and more organic and chaotic due to the VCO design and weirder filter. Don't tell Bob, but I'm probably going to sell my Little Phatty now that I have the minibrute - it just suddenly seems unfun, really limited, and boring my comparison! I also really love that they included the smoothed sample and hold waveform in addition to the traditional stepped - this is one of my favorite things to patch up on the modular for natural, evolving modulation, and you just never see it included on standalone synths. I had it set to slow, patched to the filter, and then a running arpeggio and it just very naturally morphed over 10 + minutes without repeating. Awesome.
The minibrute has really found a home as a "command station" for my modular: the CV and Gate out allow me to play with the modular in a natural way without needing a MIDI/CV converter, and then the pitch wheel and arpeggiator are extra great for working with it. Also, bringing the output of one of my modular oscillators back through the minibrute is great - especially when it has its own dedicated voice slider right there next to the other waveforms. Then the thoughtful mix of CV inputs means that I can sequence the minibrute with the three rows from my analog sequencer (Synthesizers.com Q119) while still using it to transpose the sequence from the keyboard AND play along with one of my modular oscillators. Man, this thing rules!