I know there are folks here who have upgraded from Sonar 8.5 to the X series. I'm currently considering several possible moves, upgrading Sonar among them, but also Reaper (which I'm currently evaluating), as well as Mixcraft. Reaper is implementing a staff view, but I don't know yet if it will be suitable. Mixcraft has a basic one, but I don't think you can open more than one inst. Upgrading to Sonar Professional may make the most sense, as I already know sonar and its staff view is suitable for my needs. So my question is, has upgrading from 8.5 to the latest version been worth it for you? As time goes by, 8.5 is getting older and less compatible. I have some weird quirks with it, such as not being able to use EWSO Gold basses, as they crash Sonar. Upgrading might solve this. Also, Vienna Sp. Ed. causes crashes as well. So, I know I have to either upgrade or move to something else. Any thoughts?