See, the right tool for the right job.
For me, "quick shows", the DMX Operator(pre 192) works fine. I programmed some color washes, and it gets the job done. 8 scenes can get me through a night, believe it or not. And it does support MIDI triggering, although only 128 will be accessible and good luck finding a MIDI controller with all 128-keys on it. But since you're using a sequencer, it's more critical to hit the "timing" and then move that value to where you need it. That's the purpose of sequencers.
Personally, I prefer specialization. Then again, I charge a lot more too. That's why I stay on the sound production side. I don't give a squat who gets paid, but I do and I have a contract that says so.(no contract? No show, no exceptions anymore)