I have the protools student edition and have been using it as my main DAW for a little while, but I think I might actually switch back to reaper. The primary reason is that reaper is far more stable than protools, in the time I've been using reaper I don't think I've ever had random crashes or playback errors or license activation errors, which protools seems to be plagued with. I love the workflow of protools, which is of course important, but getting though recording sessions without crashing and playback errors is more important. Other advantages of reaper over protools are that the stock plugins are arguably better, though I mostly use Slate plugins for everything. The Xpand instrument pack that comes with PT is something that I imagine will come in handy though I haven't used it yet. MY biggest gripe with reaper is that the editing workflow to me feels clunky and slow where with protools its very fast and intuitive. The other thing I really like about protools is how it automatically generates an audio files folder, and automatically scans for 3rd party plugins where with reaper you have to insert them into the program file manually. Can anyone give me some tips to make the best of my Reaper experience?