Well... I finally got my new comp and downloaded the trial versions of Cubase and Sonar. So far, my familiarity with Cubase is making me lean in that direction. I do like the look of Sonar though. What I don't like is that I know version 8.5 has alot more that 8.0 (which is the only demo version they offer). So far I've just been importing previously recorded stuff from Cubase sx2 into both programs and playing around. I'm also going to record a song on each of them to give it an honest run. The Cubase workflow is pretty similar to sx2 so I'll definately have to put some effort into learning Sonar so I can see if my brain likes it!