Okay, I'm evolving daily... back and forth... Here is another angle to chat about. So far, my experience with plugins is just okay. They are excellent for ease but not at all what I'm going to base my decision on buying my next DAW. I have excellent higher end hardware and converters that I want to take full advantage of. I'm getting more and more hardware as demo's, bartering etc from manufacturers. Perks of the job What DAW under XP pro would be my best choice?