I have been trying Ableton live for the past 2 days. I was very skeptical at first, the very minimalistic interface did scare me away a little bit at first...
But I am now understand it's charm better...so far I have had no crashes it seems stable..unlike Sonar.
What Ableton is all about is the workflow and to perform music Live, this DAW is simply the best I have seen when it comes to work flow for Live music.
I will still be using Sonar for some other of my music, but for my electronic/ambient music I will definitely use Ableton, cause it offers such possibilities to
control and perform music in real time unlike any other DAW I have seen.