Is it just me or does Max 6 sound significantly better? You always expect to get more gadgets when you upgrade but I never really expect products to sound significantly better but Max 6 seems to. Some of the gen~ examples like gigaverb, filtering, tuned feedback just sound so much better.
But the technology IS cool. It gives you the ability to explore creative possibilities that did not exist before. If it were not so, you would not be able to explore supercollider. Which is not very cool, CSound is way cooler. ;)