So I need a little support/advice from the community here. I'm an audio engineer working in and A/V production facility that is well established, but isn't always too forward looking in gear upgrades/updates. However, we have one of the highest hourly rates in our market, higher even than some fully equipped music tracking/mixing studios. I'm afraid I'm about to find myself in a dilemna that I'm not sure how to work through. I'm pretty much a Pro Tools devotee, as are the vast majority of other audio engineers these days. Our Pro Tools system at work is v4.1.1 running on a Session 8 card in a 100mHz Nubus slotted Mac clone. It's rapidly approaching (actually, it's already past it) its usefulness and functionality, and has grown increasingly cranky over the past several months (mainly hard drive and computer issues, not software/PT issues). Herein lies the problem. Our video editor (who also holds great influence in purchasing decisions) is in love with Cool Edit Pro for two main reasons: 1. price point, 2. it's the only audio editing software he knows anything about. He's trying to push me into considering CEP2 running on a PC as a replacement for my cranky Pro Tools system. I refuse to budge. I feel that such a move would be incredibly unwise and would put us out of sync with the rest of the professional audio community. We're a voice studio only, with the occasional acoustic guitarist/singer, so we're not talking about a situation where a full blown overhaul of the place is needed, but a digi001 system would more than satisfy our needs, would allow us to continue using Pro Tools as a selling point, and would keep us in sync with the rest of the world. Not to mention the fact that on a purely selfish level, I have no desire to abandon my PT experience to pick up something that is non-marketable as a job skill in this industry. Bottom line - I'm an audio engineer whose tools are being chosen by someone who does not use them, but only considers price. Should I fail to influence these guys in this decision, quitting my job would not be out of the question. I feel that strongly about what I feel would be a stupid decision. HELP! How do I convince my superiors that this would be an unwise move? And if I'm being stubborn, could someone using CEP or CEP2 in a professional environment please address the multitrack functionality, the nondestructive waveform editing features (I've only seen destructive editing in CEP), and the equivalent of Memory Location Points for editing purposes as CEP and PT stack up against each other. Thanks in advance for your time.