I have been a Traction user since it was introduced. It is a good program for audio recording, but since I have gotten into more midi based stuff (due to my recent purchase of GPO ) the limitations for ease of midi editing have become painfully apparent. This realization led me to gather my cash together and look for a more "professional" solution. I was seriously considering Cubase SX.
This weekend, I was involved in a session with a small studio using Cubase SX 3 as their DAW. The session was going pretty well and we broke for lunch. Upon returning, the engineer could not reload the session file. Cubase was giving an error like "not a valid cpr". Nothing the engineer did could get the file to open. Needless to say, he had to rebuild the entire session. Upon questioning him, I found out that this happens every so often. He doesn't know what is causing it...
Well, scratch that one.
I did get a chance to work with fantastic DAW system a couple of weeks ago. After my experience this weekend, my decision was made.
I placed an order for Samplitude 8 Pro this morning.