best daw I have used, and many of them extremely more expensive! it has (for me at least) a fast work flow, fair prize, and it seems to be light on cpu. when given big resources as overclocked cpu, ssd's for save and work folder on ramdisk, it responds with fast handling and zero latency on almost as many active tracks with live monitoring as you want! it has tons of configuration and functionality, good sound and fast handling of almost anything.
it has some really great built in plugins, they have good sound, but looks boring. so try them, don't just look at them.
it can rewire as another output on your pc, so if you are a freak as me, you can send the sound from your media player to reaper as an asio driver and make a hell of a sound when torturing your home cinema.
the only negative I can think of is the plugins UI looks boring, only standard knobs with text. when you start to use them it actually is a good thing, cause you don't have to look at all the fancy stuff, you read the text, then tweak the knobs. it's faster that way.
it's stupid, but most people want things to look cool instead of working well! so, reaper is a really good daw, but I think more people would use it if the plugs had a cooler look.
try it, it's free to try, and if you buy it's prized on a basis of what you'll use it for.