to get form the premium choices.
Creative suite for the third party VST plugins for me is a given as well as the More tracks feature.
I would like to know what features would be eclipsed by already having Sound forge and Audio cleaning lab making them worthless.
The surround sound mixing seems valuable, but I don't see much worth in CD/DVD burning if I get instead Music editor or already have Sound Forge. For instance.
I would like to stay with the first party programs from the features list instead of going to third party programs, do to compatibility , but am open to all options. This is all so new to me, I feel kind of like I want to try and not make a mistake and miss out on a feature that I really needed. The effects features are pretty much lower on the list for me than functional features.