Too much is not always a good thing
I agree with the other reviews that claim this package has a lot to offer, no doubt. Indeed, there are many powerful plugins with great capabilities. But too much of a good thing is not always good.
If you want straightforward, intuitive DAW software, this may not be the software for you (or me, in this case). Much time and 'ink' is spent introducing terms and logic that is not common with other DAWs, and they made it as difficult as learning a new language. Understand that I am no stranger to DAWs, so it should not have been so difficult to understand and could be much more simply explained.
For my application, all I need is multitrack importing, recording, and mixing, add some notching EQs, compression, and reverb, run it all to a master stereo track and then have a file ready to burn to CD. The DP8 is so complicated with so many routing choices that I still have not figured out the basics after 8 hours of focused attention. When I follow the routing explained in the manual, I get no sound on my master track.
Motu failed in creating a sequential, logical manual or videos that start simple and then add on the specifics. Instead, their tutorials are very specific without ever first building upon a foundation of basics.
As another example, Mastering is on page ~900 of the owner's guide. Why should it take 900 pages to get you to a final mix? That should tell you something about the complexity.
This software appears to be geared towards looping and constructing a recording in pieces and fragments, in which case the complexity might be halfway justified. For simple and straightforward realtime recording, it is not simple at all.