I've only used it once so far but I was suitably impressed. It's really punchy sounding. The VCA compressor is snappy and the FET compressor is fat.
The EQ's do what you expect, which is a big deal to me, because the only other brand I've heard get the API EQ right so far is UAD, lots of companies don't get there.
I'll most likely be buying this one. The Lindell NEVE one is also worth looking at, for an native Neve channel. IE, not UAD, once again.
I get a lot of use out of the Lindell 80 which is what I think you're referencing. The controls are a bit tricky because of the way they've modeled the concentric dials but, once you get used to it, very usable.
I've never used a Neve console so I can't compare to what it's "supposed" to sound like but I can say this. Running the Lindell 80 on every track sounds way different than running the bw_9000J on every track. And, to my ears, the "differences" sound like you would guess moving from an SSL to a Neve board. So, I guess that's good? Main thing is I can make great mixes with both.
(Also, I have used an SSL board and 9000J sounds very, very similar to me.)