I wouldn't necessarily say it's the best, or that it's "better" than Pro Tools or other programs. Because really all of that stuff is totally subjective, and dependent on how you work, and the things you need, etc. If something doesn't do what you
need it to do, then it's not very useful.
But I will say that it might be one of the most instantly "intuitive" interfaces I've ever worked with, in term of tracking and editing. It's great for quick and easy editing and re-arranging things on the fly ... and it allows you to do some very "microscopic" movements and edits a little quicker and easier than a lot of other programs. It's just a great program to track with, and to edit "on-the-fly" with. I use it all the time with the rappers; Cut the first take, then do the add lib. Copy and paste the hook ... punch in the first line of the second hook ... bam! - done ...
all that kinda' thing is a breeze.
While I consider it a beast for tracking and editing, unfortunately it's not the best program to mix with -- I would give that distinction to Sony Vegas -- but not the worst either. And it doesn't have any of the sequencing capabilities of something like Pro Tools ... nor is it as "efficient" in it's handling of large amounts of data ... nor is it as "automatable" nor does it have near the professional bells/whistles nor the video sycing capability of something like Nuendo
or Pro Tools.
There are some things about it that are really "clunky" and awkward as well, though. So I can see where it might not be ideal for everyone. But what it does well, it does really well. And there really isn't anything that can't be done with it, from the traditional "multitracking" and editing standpoint. I would put this program right up there with Sony Vegas as being two
really good reasons to own a PC.