I can remember starting out with Cakewalk Pro, then moved to a Roland VS880, then back to computer based recording with Vegas. Then I saw an add for Nuendo, talked it over with some producer friends of mine and decided to make a go of it. I must say...I LOVE IT!!! I've used Protools on several occasions and I think Nuendo is a much better software/hardware program hands down! Now I use Nuendo in my home studio for pre-production and demo ideas, but I have spoken to many major producers who think that Nuendo is going to take over the market very soon.