Here I go championing Reason 10 again...hey Bill - I read one of your latest journals where Cubase wasn't installing right. I went through something similar with this free Cubase 10 LE AI DAW. I tried to mess with it just today and still can't easily figure out how to get audio going from a MIDI track.
I'm sure Cubase is great once you wrap your head around it...but way too much stuff all over the screen in my opinion. Reason seems easier and more intuitive.
Just looking forward to hearing what you do in the DAW world...it's gonna be spectacular!