Live Suite is definitely more expensive than Logic, Reaper, Studio One, DP and Reason. Compared to those DAWs Live is not cheap by any means.login wrote: So coming back to Live, it is not as expensive if you consider how many years the last two updates took, and the minor updates along the ride.
It's right in there with Pro Tools with their yearly update plan, and Cubase with their almost yearly upgrades, but cheaper initial costs.
It just depends on what you want out of a DAW though, not many DAWs have bothered to design their own controller like Ableton did with Push II, and for live playback of clips, uninterrupted audio etc. Live is still king. (Mainstage beats the pants off of it when it comes to switching FX racks and instruments on the fly though)
In that sense it's like complaining that cars aren't all the same price. To peoples credit though I would rather upgrades every two years at $150 than every four years at $300. $300 is a lot to shell out all at once for some improvement to what you already have, but at this point $150 is a night out on the town..