Yep, completely agree that we're on an exponential curve to H as far as our advancements go. I'm thinking of digging out a tape to tape and just doing a bit of high speed dubbing instead.
Anyway, I've dowloaded the free version of Samplitude 11 silver. Can't find much on youtube in terms of how to get strarted with it. The screenshots look completely different (pro version and the like).