To mix things up - as a long time Reason user (since 2) - I am going to try making a song using only Reaper and some free VSTs. I did also use Pro Tools on a Mac G4 and the free version for Windows 98.
So that being said - I have never used a VST.
This is going to be interesting. I foresee much Googling tonight.
But I am also excited to try something different (I am not quitting Reason yet).
I think you will find Reaper quite useful and what makes it even better is the fact that the learning curve is really easy. I'm not sure if you have ever used Acid pro/music at any point in your production career but its almost identical to that. It's really useful IMO in terms of remixing. I hope that you are able to find it useful and fit well into your workflow. Linear production FTMFW!!!!