I love Pro Tools!!! I started off recording using sonar x1 and really liked it. However, after interning at a recording studio where they used pro tools religiously I soon feel in love with it and had to buy it for my own studio. I have to be honest, there are other DAWS out there that might prove easier to use as far as editing beats or midi with, but for raw recorded instruments this software is the one. All the stock plugins it comes with are amazing, so you can start editing and mixing right off the bat. As far as learning the software, there is quite a bit of a learning curve. Unlike Logic, It's not a software that you can just buy and after an hour know how to navigate through it if you are new to recording. However, if you are planning on making recording part of your life forever and want a software that will aid you even after you get good then I would absolutely recommend this one.