User PC and MAC for 10 years (standard or HD version, depending on location), I work in a personal capacity (small home studio) with version 10 currently on a Macbook pro i7/16Go/SSD.
User HD version pro studio (HD2 version with PT9), since the V6 (Mac Pro)
I talk about my version 10 non HD.
Trouble-free installation (upgrade from V9 itself V8 on MAC and PC), sound cards accepted (after reinstalling drivers) - Mbox2 and EDIROL UA-101
. No hardware incompatibilities (master keyboard and Faderport) or software (continued Komplete 8
by Native Instruments RTAS + result Waves).
Recognition iLock ok despite a bug update (which I have not suffered since warned before).
Macbook Pro 2012 - i7 - 16GB ram - SSD system - 2 external LaCie drives.
Sound card used: Edirol UA-101
USB, I dropped the Mbox2 more very reliable.
Never was limited processing power and disk speed, despite the insert or plug in the audio-instruments, but I usually running with an average of 30 tracks (audio half, half virtual instruments).
My little config suits me and does what I ask him without flinching: creation / sound design for short films, audio book, documentary mix ... etc.
Protools for 10 years, this version 10 since its release!
I tried Cubase, Logic and Live.
I like Live in parallel (for sound created live shows precisely), Logic, I stopped because duplicate. I use what I know, protools and others being THAT tools, and I work more effectively and with the tools that I know, no time to test everything
: Power, stability and plugins included. Coexistence between two generations of home plugins.
Least: the twelve o'clock edition perfectible, but major efforts made since the older versions (I'm talking about 6/7 and above!).
I would do this choice because it is obvious to me, personally and privately, by my profession and my material as a pro in post-production. Basically, I used, and in summary, regardless of the tool, it is the result that counts
And if I were to suggest something a beginner or amateur, I'd rather him live more in the new design and very powerful, especially as there exists a "lite" version, something inconceivable for Avid: p (but they have made an effort to test a version with limited time, it's something).