I bought Logic 6 when it came out, and was not really that impressed- however after buying Logic 7 I really am impressed with it.
1) Better interface/ more modern
The interface is clunky and slower than Logic 6. Apple obviously just added more code on top of the original thereby just more processing cycles for the same operations. Plus it looks like crap. Just use the OSX file dialogues for God sake. Soundtrack looked like hell and now Logic does.
2) Multi-tonal scale support for ALL logic plugins
When's the last time you wrote something using microtones - especially in a sequencer with electronic instruments? Priorities, priorities, priorities.
3) Professional mastering plugins
??? I would hate to hear your "professional" music. The Multiband Limiter still destroys the stereo image during the master process. Huge(!) phasing issues. Granted this goes back to Emagic, but Christ, fix the bugs before you add a bunch of crap no one uses.
4) Lots of presets
5) Contains Waveburner, a CD Red Book creation program
Waveburner does not work. Period. Too many bugs. It's joke.
6) 3 completely new soft synths which bought separately from any other company would cost at least $500 each.
Really? Spectrasonics stuff cost around $300, is ten times better than this Apple crap, and I already own it. Priorities, priorities, priorities. Fix the program before adding a bunch of crap.
Really, when one considers all of the above, and countless more which I have not mentioned one just has to be impressed with what the program is- where it is going- and how much it is sold for.
Yeah right...Still no sample accurate resolution in the arrange window, an amzaing plethora of bugs, a crappy, clunky new interface, still no latency-free capatibilty with PCI based DSP cards. Lots of bells and whistles, but nothing of import.
It all comes down to looking at products intelligently- in Logic's case, there is no one music production solution which is as integrated with both hardware- and software- I mean come on! Logic is now becoming one with the Mac- we have not seen this much integration since Notator on the Atari!!
Apple sucks. Tech support calls are now $200 per incident. Give me German tweakheads over greedy America assholes anyday.