The manual that is incorporated with the software is well detailed covering a lot of subjects regarding the working process.
The general setup of the program is quite straight forward , it's easy and fast to manage it.
The typical functions are well placed , you get a decent browser in the left upper corner that can give you some direction.
The software works very good , the program is stable , everything is well designed.
I'm getting very good results while using Ableton , my composition level improved , my sound design improved , everything is great.
I've been using Ableton Live 8 for about 2 years.
What I like most about Ableton is the great interface , the session and arrangement view , the vst compatibility and complex automation lines.
Another thing to mention is the advanced warping and live stretching , the full vst support , the build-in effects and sounds are also top notch.
I also like the Operator that comes with Suite , that powerful synth machine can emulate every known sound to man.
Something that's quite unique in Ableton , is the freeze feature , that way you can create audio from midi data very fast which would help with your cpu resources.
My opinion about the value for the price is good , this DAW is one of the leader in the music industry , you can buy it for 500 $.
Precision and quality of the sound is 10/10 , some producers say that the Ableton's EQ erase some quality from the frequency range , in my experience , that's not the case.
I've tried several DAW , Ableton got a special place in my heart as being the most useful and pleasant one.
Knowing what I know, I would buy Ableton again.