thanks for the quick feedback guys.
I'll have a think about it and probably post it later on this evening.
My only rel reservation was the fact that I may miss it later on in life. I don't want to be like the guy who sold his 77 Fender Jazz bass when he was young and now he's smacking himself over the head in regret
@Ashe37 - thanks for the advice. So you're advising that purchasing Reason should go hand in hand with Reaper as well? Any reasons behind that decision? I'm a newbie to the DAW game. Thanks