I've been a max user for years, and I currently use max 5. I've noticed that when I'm doing complex signal rate modulation and filtering, I get lots of undesirable crunchy artifacts -- the synthesis just doesn't sound as good as supercollider. I've been thinking of giving up on max and trying to learn supercollider instead.
But then I learned that max 6 has improved the resolution of their msp objects. Does it sound a lot better? How would you compare max 5, max 6, and supercollider in terms of sound quality for synthesis purposes?