Well, i think I'm getting tired of waiting to see what Apple comes up with in the next major release of Logic Pro and anyway I would prefer to invest in a cross platform DAW. I don't see much reason to try DP8 for a relatively steep $199 upgrade after giving up trying to learn DP6 a few years ago.
So I think I'm going to go with Studio One V.2 Producer which is on sale this month for $149.00. There is a Pro version which has additional features for live studio recording and mastering which I can always upgrade to. It's been rated number three in Synthtopia and Musicradar 2012 polls. That's pretty amazing for only being out for two years.
I still plan on doing a lot of my MIDI work in Sagan Technologies Metro as it probably beats any DAW hands down for breadth of MIDI editing features.