When it was announced that Cakewalk was shut down, I meditated and got very calm. I simply "knew" that my favorite DAW/studio tool would continue to "be". So, I was quite delighted to hear about BandLab's action/choice and have been completely satisfied with every update since! Keep it up, gang! I'm over here cheering you all on!
ps I started on PA9 after a computer whiz kid played me his CD totally done in the box. I knew that was the next step for my 32 track MDM DA38 set up and have never looked back!