RE: P5 Or reasons.2.5, Can P5 2.0 Survive?
I don't think you understand what I was trying to say. The combinator does allow you to create patches of chains of effects and instruments combinations which you can then use later. It also comes with preset patches. It does exactly what you are talking about with track patches unless I am severely misunderstanding the concept of track patches (and I don't think that I am).
Anyway, I didn't write the post to try to convince P5 users to switch to Reason. I was trying to elminate some incorrect info from being spread.
I'm not sure why people love to compare programs like FL Studio and P5 to Reason. FL and P5 are very different from Reason. If you want a big host application to use a variety of different plugins and such, then go for either FL or P5. Reason is an extremely different and unique tool and its self containment is the reason it is able to offer some things that the others don't. The wiring in the back (both audio and CV signals) is the main reason Reason is very cool (and the reason plugins would not work with the rest of the Reason machines). If you like to experiment and make new sounds, then Reason is really where its at. If you think turning the rack around and playing with wires is a hassle, then you are missing the point of Reason. You can always use it within a host app like FL or Sonar, too. If you love VST and DX, I don't blame anyone for picking something other than Reason if they're looking for a main sequencer. These apps really shouldn't be compared, in my opinion.