Hi gang--great forum! I am building a PC with and am trying to decide what I should get in terms of recording programs/interfaces. The computer is all up to par as far as specs go...AMD processor, low latency 1 gig ram, separate 250 gig hard drive, etc. I'm trying to decide between Pro Tools and Cubase, and everyone (which doesn't shock me) have their own opinions. I am looking at the Pro Tools 002 rack or Cubase with a Yamaha I88x interface. I will be adding Reason 2.5 as well. I am going to use a V-drum kit to input into it, as well as either an M-Audio Ozonic keyboard or M-Audio Pro-88 controller. Later I will be recording acoustic drums and inputting guitars, basses, etc. I have researched the prices and it seems to me that Pro Tools and the Cubase with Yamaha I88x will run about the same. As far as the Yamaha interface, yes, I could go with a M-Audio 410 but I figure I have the money so why not go big and have everything at my disposal instead of having to upgrade the interface later. My opinions? I know that PT is the industry standard and it has a great resale value. I would definitely like to learn this system because most recording studios have it. However, a pro audio guy where I will be purchasing this stuff swears by Cubase (ironically, they don't have PT for sale there so he might be just trying to sell me what he has). Any help you guys can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!