Well this being my first year, I had many challenges. The biggest has turned out to be sequencing in LSP. After wasting yet another night trying to persevere with the slowness and the crashes, I have given up on LSP (for this year). The annoying thing is last night's sequencing was great, no slow down or crashing (was praising the new release). Tonight started the same, but after a quick (successful) live test, the program slowed down so much that I would have to wait after every click for LSP to respond. No amount of rebooting or reinstalling helped! BTW I am using a Dell XT3 (win7 x64, core i5, 4gb mem, SSD hdd). Tomorrow I will start again with LOR (as I already have a license) and have to just live with a simpler show without transitions/effects/macros. I really wanted to use LSP, but I really need to actually finish a sequence and have something to show for all the work I have put in! Maybe I won't be so defeated after I have slept, but for now it looks like its time to move on.