I'm in a bit of a dilemma right now in terms of my DAW. I've been a Cubase user for years now, but I've been running Artist 7. I've been looking at upgrading to Artist 10 or Pro 10 but something struck me as odd on the Steinberg site. The price for the upgrade from Artist 7 to Artist 10 is $270CAD, but if you use current exchange rates, it should be closer to $240CAD. Steinberg and the third party that runs their online shop are bouncing me back and forth about the price gouge so I'm a little sour. The reason I would go to Pro 10 instead is for the chord assistant. It's a really appealing feature to me, but that's almost a $500CAD upgrade. Could I afford it? Sure, but when I look at the fact that I can get a fully featured version of Reaper for $80CAD, $500 seems wasteful, especially since I also want to upgrade my studio monitors. So my dilemma is either paying to stick with Cubase, or switching to Reaper. I'm really flip flopping back and forth. The MIDI programming is hailed in Cubase and it is easy. I've seen videos of MIDI programming in Reaper... It doesn't look intuitive at all. I do a lot of MIDI programming, so it's important for my usage... But still... $80... Thoughts? Anyone using or have used both?