I'd like to go out on a limb here and make a prediction. I believe that the reccent release of Pro Tools HD at the winter NAMM is just the opening salvo in the launch of PT HD. 1. If you do a search for digidesign on a Mac with OSX, you'll find three empty folders. (as a side:I've heard rumours that digi is working closely with Mac on Mac's soun card) What gifts will these trojan horses bring? 2. They haven't released there Midi interface untill OMS2 is ready. Which is probably of OSX. I believe that the big changes we want in the software are going to be implemented when digi moves to OSX. It makes sense. Why make revolutionary improvements on 9.x when you HAVE to also spend time getting prepared for OSX. It just doesn't make sense to do a major changes in 9.x; They couldn't come out with both now. So rather than wait they decided to do it in two parts. New Hardware now...next the new software. They wanted to start the ball rolling, shore up market share, and amke the bottom loine look better for Avid, especially in the midst of the recession. It will be then that they have a level of OS stability and inprovements that they'll Launch PT 6.x . I'll bet at Summer NAMM . Probably a little after the June30 deadline to Update. By that time all the third parties will have gotten there stuff mostly in line. The HardWare just released is only the prelude.....mark my words ....anyway...what do you think?