I have been reasearching for about 2 months now and after pretty much deciding on a Dual 1.8GHz Power Mac (I would add about a gig of ram), an Mbox w/ProTools, and probably Reason, someone has turned me onto the idea of just getting a nice digital recorder instead. I don't have a band as of now, just me and my guitars. This makes percussion sort of an issue, because I don't have someone to actually play drums (or anything for that matter), but if I had Reason or a drum program, I could add some nice backing to my tunes. What are your thoughts/concerns? What brands or models of digital recorders would you recommend? I have been checking some like the Roland VS2000CD 18-Track Digital Studio out. Thanks so much.