First DAW Experience. Verdict? Good!
Used an 8-track for years and its limitations were finally, well... limiting my creativity! So, I looked at all the DAW software out there and picked this. Two weeks later, I can report that I'm VERY satisfied with it's audio editing, manipulation, effects and the automation is a real treat for me: No more sliding 6 faders at a time with both hands!
If you're a newbie to DAW's like me, READ THE MANUAL! Seriously. Not the "starter manual" but the pdf full manual download at Steinberg website. I don't work, so I've taken the time to learn.... every single day! It's a blast! I only work with audio, but I'm sure the midi capabilities are good as well.
Don't be scared to jump into Cubase Atrtist 6 with both feet. Just do your homework as you go, like any other skill. Great rewards are to be had!