Woah, you had version 1? I've never seen it before nor knew anyone who's been there from the very start.. what was it like at the time? My first version was 3.0, I bought reason because I wanted to know why it was so extremely popular at the time and alot of professionals I've heard were using it and I didn't hear that kind of praise about Fruityloops back then which was the software I was accustomed to. I tried the "reason adapted" that came with my mbox 1 interface and wasnt impressed, felt it was tedious but my instincts or intuition told me to get the full.version of reason 3. I then bought power tools for teason 3.0 by kurt Karasaki and that totally changed my experience for the better.
Lol this is seriously bringing me back memories lol shopping for my first midi controller. The idea that I'd get to play my software like it were a hardware synth back then was really neat. And I think R3 introduced midi controller capability? Or am I wrong? Strange how time changes things,.back then I had a knobby novation remote25 but these days it's just a kmi k-board. And my rigs a laptop now and not a tower. Lol.
I better stop or I'm going to keep rambling lol