Well, the speculation. The frustration. The trepidation. The sheer anxious anticipation. After 20 years of painful waiting, it's here. "Well the speculation is over, the new Avid Pro Tools|HD Native Core has been released." The Bad. Now does that mean that you can buy Pro Tools for your current interface? HELL NO! What is this? Some sort of democracy? No no no me droogs. We are still bound to the man. In the form of a ProTools Native Core. Yes! Another PCIe interface which relies now upon the power of your cpu! This is better? I suppose, there is more potential. The Good. Prices start at $3500 for a Native Core PCIe card AND an HD interface. Okay this is much better than the potential $7000 or more I would have spent on an HD1 Setup. Which brings us to........... The Really Bad. What does this mean for all of the recent purchasers of HD 1, 2, 3 systems? Will support start to dwindle for the old HD's. Do we even need to ask that question? I'm so glad I never bought into the hype.