Stunning. If you have been running apps like Adobe Audition, Sound Forge, or Vegas... This is a cut above. The stock Reverbs sound better than Waves bundle (My opinion) Very rich, lots of definition even at 44.1 I am blown away.
It is so "deep" after days of tweaking, I am still discovering. By deep, i don't mean confusing, I mean layers of capabilties.
If this were a car, i would put it in the range of a 7 series BMW.
There are notorius "Mac" programs that cost a lot more that are just not as powerful, or sound as great. The mixer section with its seemless automation of everything on the strip INCLUDING EQ is worth the sticker price.
It will be a powerful and great sounding creative tool in my arsenal for a good while. As fast as tech grows, this version of Cubase is on the front of the edge...