And I love it, so far. The new Magnetic Layout function is wicked cool (if anyone says that anymore). It will save a bunch of time all by itself. I have it running on an old PowerBook G4, on a three-year-old Toshiba tablet, and on my G5 (just barely pre-Intel) iMac, and the speed increase is noticeable. On newer Macs and Wintel boxes it should be very fast. The new Sibelius Essentials sounds are very high-quality, and I don’t need my old Kontakt sounds much at all anymore – which is good, because they never worked very well anyway.
My latest tune, “Phunky Paws,” was written in Sibelius 5 but completed for publication in Sibelius 6 over this past weekend. The Sibelius realization on the page was done using the new Sounds Essentials with very little editing.
There are a bunch of features I never use, like the ideas function. Still, it was well worth the upgrade price. I will be more productive and I’ll deliver a better product. That’s what it’s about – making notation easier, faster and better! Info here.