and in the end, how many people on MAX or Reaktor are doing anything other than loading other people's patches anyway. maybe a little tweak.
RE system is more closed obviously, but really, i reckon most of what the average user does in MAX can be made in Reason.
the only thing missing is the extremities. reason knobs don't go up high enough. that sort of thing.
like the sample start knob on the NN19... that one really irritates the hell outta me.