I´m about to update my DAW and was seriously considering buying a ProTools HD system. Then i started checking out the alternatives and got amazed/confused... I need a powerful, rock solid system (in combination with my analog gear) for my work as a producer. This is what I found out: For the same or less money than what a ProTools HD 2 system with interfaces and someplug-ins(somewhere about $15.000) ships for I could get a very nice native system, including a new computer. I´d get a new Mac G5, a Motu or Hammerfall or something like that, a Universal Audio 2192 AD-converter/word clock distributor, Uad-1 poweredplug-ins, a TC Powercore card and some vst-plugin bundles and still would not have spent more than $10-12.000. And I can imagine the native system would provide me all the power I need. Your pro´s and con´s of TDM and native are welcomed to help with my decision. With processingpower getting cheaper, is ProTools overpriced/overrated and native the future? I think the greatest thing about ProTools is the software, not the hardware that up until now (HD) has not really sounded that good. By the way, i use Logic.