Soon, though, I saw something that made me completely drool... ( No, not the girl in the corset/thong / stockings ensemble. )
DJ Jester Pezz had this sweet mp3 DJing setup that I want, with Traktor running on a laptop that was plugged into a touch sensitive display he got from an old cash register.
Actually having the software laid out in front of you and controllable by touch is much more powerful from a DJ perspective than actually sitting down and using it more like an application. I could see myself getting back into deejaying if I had one of these... carting around vinyl and CDs sucks, but I would love having everything run from a laptop with 100+ gigs of mp3s.
The monitor size was perhaps a bit small, though -- about 12" or so for those cash register monitors. A 15" touch sensitive monitor that is angled up properly would be better and easier to use -- it would, in effect, give me bigger buttons to push and knobs to twiddle.
So, that begs the question as to where you would find such a monitor. I don't see them on Ebay. (nevermind... found them. ) Hrm.