First I would like to know what you guys are using. Are most of you Mac guys or PC guys? Are you Sonar/Cakewalk or Cubase people? Then I would like to know what you guys are doing with this stuff? Is this just for your own amusement, or is anyone making seriously credible professional level music? I am a guitar player(not a very good one at that) I have decided to join the in crowd now, since I don't know how to play guitar that well, I'll just learn to write songs(this is not a shot at you songwriters out there, just those guitar players of this new rock age that say the song is more important than a guitar players technical prowess-DAMN I miss the eighties). Anyway for me it may not matter which recording software I'll get, as long as I can write songs, put down some music. But if there is something out there that I can buy for $300- $600 that can get me pro results, then I would like to know.