I've heard some great records made with Logic and it has alot of features and built in instruments, effects, etc. but I dislike the workflow...and it crashed/froze as much as any DAW-even on very high end MACs. I do not have either of these two issues with Studio One-and these are likely my two biggest requirements.
AND I can work on both platforms-PCs and MACs with S1-which I think is still very important with all the importance placed on mobility/compatabilty/file-sharing capabilities these days.
Even though I had tried several other DAWs before trying Logic (version 7 dot something) in college I just felt annoyed with how it worked...and I felt the same way about Cubase after buying a midrange version a few years ago (SL2). Also didn't care for the look/layout of either. They kind of remind of Adobe stuff-very powerful...after you spend hundreds of hours figuring out how to use it....but I'd rather spend all those hours doing almost anything else besides staring at a screen in disbelief trying to figure out what should be a simple task in a computer program...
I liked Sonar overall and it felt reasonably intuitive but I would experience dropouts and hanging for very simple tasks...not sure if it was the software, the audio interface or that I was using an included/lite/LE version but with the FS Mobile and Studio One
it is just flawless-super reliable, high quality and easy to use.
Cockos/Reaper figured out the needs of many with that very simple, effective program...but its just a bit too lightweight for me. Studio One
fits perfect right in the sweet spot of simplicity and functionality.
DAWS like Pro Tools are known for their audio editing efficiency, familiarity, etc. but Digidesign has been pushing overpriced, sub-par audio interfaces for years along with expensive upgrades and horrible customer service. All programs have their strengths and weaknesses and if your familiar and happy with what you have or have been using then stick with that......BUT I WASN'T...until Studio One!