New big fan of Cubase
I've been using Live and N-Track for the past year and a half, maybe two. I bought Cubase 7.5 because it seemed to be packed full of features I'd normally perform in other tools, even mastering. My past experience with WaveLab and knowledge of people making killer records using Nuendo, plus some endorsements, like one by Steve Morse, sorta put me over the edge and I finally pushed the "but" button. Awesome product. The user interface is very responsive, on par with Live, but has a deeper feature set, especially audio clip editing, both destructive and nondestructive. It seems to have deeper MIDI editing capabilities, too. And it can host all my plugins and virtual instrument suites, e.g. NI Komplete Ultimate. So, I'm happy with Cubase. The iOS version is a plus, too, because I can compose on my A7 iPad Mini with Retina and transfer to the Mac. I haven't done this yet with Cubasis -> Cubase, but I did it regularly with N-Track Studio Pro iOS to Mac, so having Cubasis available for iOS was another factor, not huge but still important for me. Anyway, really looking forward to digging in deep and taking projects from composition to mastering all inside Cubase.