Hello all. I am hobbyist. I have spent a good amount of time in the studio as a performer but have become somewhat serious about learning how to engineer and mix for the past 10 or so years. I have previously used Pro Tools but the buggy nature of version 10 pushed me to find an alternative. $199? Why not? I have been loving it. For me, it is not as intuitive, but it is all coming together quite nicely and I am in the middle of a project that has been a blast. Oh, and I am a huge Reason fan since 2.5, and have used it on stage as well as in studio. I have an unhealthy crush on Propellerheads as a company.