I hopped around a lot
I actually started in FL Studio Producer Bundle and just found the workflow annoying with all the renaming I had to do and color picker. I found most others can select multiple tracks and change it all in 1 go. Also the pattern workflow wasn't for me.
Ableton I moved onto but over time I found myself more working in session view instead of actually making anything.
Reaper... Hmmm it's good and has a really nice workflow but I found some of the menus to be hard to understand and work with especially with routing
Studio One 5 is great and is something when I don't think it can do something it most certainly can. I like a number of the features and the hardware integration for many control surfaces and stuff.
Recently been giving Reason 11 Suite a try as I got it on a big discount. REALLY loving the workflow of how fast I can route certain things and make really interesting sounds.
It also has a melodyne like engine built right into the sequencer so time stretching anything is pretty smooth, not as accurate at melodyne but in the mix it probably wouldn't be too noticable.
The up front nature of Reason is what pulls me in the most as I can see everything at a quick glance and see all the routings in a "physical" way where I know where my kick is routing to all the compressors or adding LFOs to modulate things you normally wouldn't.
Now the DAW side isn't as feature rich but I think it makes up for it in a more simplistic "It just works" sort of way.
Bonus to the Reason DAW is that the console is a SSL9000K emulation and has all the immediate phase, gain, EQ, compressor, ect. on every channel you make without needing to add in a ton of plugins. Also delay compensation doesn't kick in from adding compressors like it does in Studio One 5