I let me Sibelius version get old enough that I don't have an upgrade discount. I'm remiss to spend on a full version, but notice that they've come up with a cheaper, light version (Sibelius-first) that I think I could get by with. I used Finale PrintMusic for years prior to. I've got friends who use various freeware, that I never liked. Checking in to see what the consensus might be. Based on a search it seems like it's been more than 5 years since we've had this discussion. My needs: Mostly scoring my original compositions as jazz lead sheets. Occasionally lyrics Need to be able to transpose for horns I liked that in playback, Finale would play the chords behind the melody. If Sibelius does that, it's not as simple and I never made it work. I can live without it, but hate to. I don't do midi-entry What I've never liked about both Finale and Sibelius is that they think we're all scoring orchestra parts, so they want the instrumentation et al. Normally, I'm just trying to create a lead sheet in the concert key, then I transpose it to Eb, Bb, and bass clef, so everyone has chords, melody and form in their register. Something else I've gotten used to, so I can live with it, but I would prefer something simpler. Most of my charts are in .sib format at this point, so ideally I could convert them, but it wouldn't be that hard to recreate them and it might help me clean a few things up. So, what say ye?