I've been meaning to try out Live in a meaningful way and have always known that I could learn it and make it a useful production tool no matter what minor shortcomings it might have in certain areas. It's use as a performance platform as well as a DAW makes it pretty much essential to someone like myself. Performing with Reason always felt like a ruse (I really was just the guy "pressing play.") When I learned about Push I had just been looking for a decent controller for automating multiple parameters at once in Reason. I saw a great opportunity to streamline my workflow, perform live, and break old creative habits. As it stands right now I will probably upgrade to Suite within the next couple of months. There's also the possibility that I may just upgrade to Standard and save my money for plugins or Reason 7. Apparently I have a lot of comparing to do in the next month. I plan on downloading some nice plugin demos this month. I'll be lucky if I have enough time to make an educated decision.