I bought Zoom H1 and got Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 with it. So I tried it. But it was not worth it. It takes ages to install because of some obscure licencer, than it takes long to start, the interface tries to look nice but offers nothing special, and than it occupies almost all of my (Pentium M 1.4 GHz) CPU just to play a wav. My CPU might be old and weak, but Audacity has no problem with it. For the same job Audacity needs only a few percent of CPU. And it’s free and open source. Bravo Audacity! Thumbs down for WaveLab LE 7 :(
verdict: obviously no point using it on older computers. what about new and powefull ones? is it more efficient there then Audacity? or the CPU resouirces there are just so abundant that they may be wasted?