First off, I am not a big posting person. I'll be a ghost reading. Just bought Samplitude Pro X 5 Suite when it was at a great price. I'll probably never use the DAW part. I used Sound Forge up until I went Mac back in 2002. I'll be reading up to see what's changed with that, and maybe if I am missing anything.
@emmrecs I never used Sound Forge under OSX. I gave up on it when I initially went to a Mac. I had been using Sound Forge since the early 90s before that :). New version runs very nice on my new Studio DAW PC on Win 10 Pro 64bit.