Right, disregarding the cost differential and just looking at the products themselves. I have been using, with great success, Audacity to both "post-produce" if you will, and edit, and indeed on occasion record tracks using a variety of mediums, and have found it to be very successful. I have recently downloaded a trial version of Sony Sound Forge 9.0 and have started checking it out as a potential upscaled replacement. Thing is - I can't actually see that it's any better at what it does than Audacity is. Sure it has CD burning capabilities but that's not a big deal, also I can convert files with Audacity - (or DMC audio), just as as I can in Sound Forge. Sound recording, playback and editting seem just as good in Audacity as they do in Sound Forge. Am I missing something? Does anyone use Sound Forge, or has anyone used both and have an opinion...? Cheers!