I'm moving up from a 4 core to a 12 core. It's big. It's cool. Gonna take forever to load all the apps. on the old Mac. Once that's done, I plan to use the old Mac to stream samples. I have hopes that this will resolve the issues with the Hollywood Strings (& Play). Putting the HWS on a SSD didn't hurt but still didn't solve the HWS issues. Play is a quirky VI.
I was kind of disappointed that this Mac didn't have flames painted down the sides & chrome pipes :)