Okay, everyone's comments are actually understood now. Now just a couple of experiential questions for y'all. My project - make my CD. I'm not trying to make a demo here. I'm trying to make a pro quality sounding CD. I just spent two years learning how to record, learning the hard and easy ways. I have good monitors, nice expensive mics, good preamps, etc., and I know how to record and how to use effects, etc. I can mix, but will be getting mixing done professionally, as well as mastering. I'll be doing most of the parts myself, but will have others do some things. While not thrilled about the idea Pro Tools being yet another learning curve, it can't be that bad. Now, my whole reason for considering PT is that it will sound good. I was planning on making my CD on VS2480 and I know it can be done. Commercial CD's have been made on the VS1680. But if Pro Tools will sound better, in the end, than VS, I'm there. I've gone through some of the digidesign site and figured out that I'd be most likely Going Pro Tools LE with dig 002. My question is (after very long winded into), will this work? I can't afford much else, so this would be it. I know that 24/96 is an important option, but both the VS2480 and Akai's DPS24 have that, albeit at track counts of only 12. Another consideration are the plug ins - the range of effects that come with VS workstations are now 56 bit and are quite numerous. They may not be Lexicon quality, but they do the job and there are a lot of them - and I myself find them useful. I'm wondering about limitations with PT as far as effects go, since I'm not going to be buying any external ones. There! I'm done. What thinks ye all?