I know most of the people on this site prefer the DAW systems due to flexibility. And the avoidance of the stand-alone due to obsolescene. My life situation steers me into the Stand-alone concept. I'm used to working in that environment. Being a professional in the fast pace world of automotive manufacturing who is on a computer 85% of the day, working 9-10 hr /day leaves me with no desire to sit at a computer at home all night. Plus having a young family leaves me with little time to accelerate the learning curve of a DAW. I've utilized a Roland VS-880ex for the past 5 years and have learned alot. I have aquired many instruments, mic., processors and now feel it's time to move on to higher resolution. My question / request for opinions from the Stand-aloners: Roland VS2480 vs Yamaha AW4416: Which one did you opt for and why; or did you find somthing else? I know once I procure a system it will be obsolete in 5 years or less. I can live with that. Any opinion would be much appreciated!