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I've been using Cakewalk products since 1999, when it was their Pro Audio line. I used it exclusively until just about two years ago when I decided to try Reaper 4 on a whim. Since then, I've also become a certified Pro Tools user, having junior engineer experience here in Kiev. I've recorded an entire E.P. with Pro Tools 10HD and dozens of songs with Reaper 4 at home... yet Cakewalk still is the DAW that I am the most fond of and I ws elated when I saw that I could buy it on Steam.
A DAW is a DAW and they all pretty much do the same thing. It really comes down to preference and what you want from your DAW. Cakewalk is versatile and stable. The interface is easier to get used to, and it can be setup however you wish and can really save extra clicks. Don't let people fool you into think that you can't make music without Pro Tools. Sonar X3 is a very capable and powerful DAW (with an excellent selection of plugins that come with it) that can get you the results you're looking for.
Put in the time, learn the software, and you'll quickly realize that you have an extremely powerful DAW at your hands. Just for those out there, I have an AMD FX-6350 at stock speeds and 8GB of RAM. It loads fast, doesn't crash, and is stable as a rock.