Just want to say thanks very much - your answers so far have been both candid and revealing.
I've tried Reaper and even though I don't feel it's quite right for me at this point, I'm watching it with interest.
Here's hoping it becomes the perfect recording software, but even if it doesn't fully reach 'perfection' then at the very least it has shaken the complacency of the other established software companies. The competition can only benefit us, the users.
A small company always has the benefit of being dynamic and able to respond to the requests of users.
Wow, I'm really liking this section. Justin is a smart guy that is good at giving detailed information while putting it in layman's terms. I have only dabbled in Reaper a little bit, but I can see that it is already leaps and bounds above where it was just a few months ago.