Re: Bitwig yay or nay
I like Bitwig. I also have thought about purchasing it, but figured that I have a bit too many toys already. Also, I figured that I'd rather use the money that would be spent on Bitwig to buy new instruments for Reason 9.
Nowadays I tend to be less focused on DAW features and more interested in sound-specific gear/software. I can already sequence whatever I want, but I'm interested in acquiring more specialized tonality.
After all, to me at least Bitwig adds very little to Reason 9. It adds some things, but not worth its price. Then again, I find Reason's instruments and REs and all to be much more refined compared to what Bitwig can offer. Since Reason 9 does VSTs, then Bitwig truly adds little to it.
However, if I was purchasing my first or only DAW, then Bitwig could be a good choice.