I upgraded from Live 7 suite to Live 9 suite, and it is truly awesome. I use Live because I lead worship at a small non-denominational church, that has a sever lack of musicians. Live lets me record my original tunes or utilize tracks made by Pro's. What stands out about 9 is the ease of use of the new browser. It makes the many areas or sections available in just a click or two. It is much faster to audition sounds or try differing affects in a track as well. The suite comes with some really great sounds too, about 50 gigs worth!