I only mentioned the pirating thing because the last "Logic Studio" I recorded in was using a pirated copy, disheartening to say the least. I was sitting in on the mix and the owner offered me a copy.
That was March of this year.
I too would be interested in how many licensed copies there are, not gonna happen from Apple though.
Interesting that no numbers floating around at least some estimates. How about all these "know it all" analysts. How about ProTools, Digital Performer, Cubase.
GarageBand would be easier because it comes on all new Macs, but that won' tell how many actually using it. I heard that most of the songwriting in Nashville is done on GarageBand.
I'm just curious, if Apple finds out that there are more iPad GarageBand users than Logic users, maybe they get the wrong ideas followed by devistating decisions for the Logic community.
free Logic Manuals
I suppose that's about the top and bottom of it, as far as Apple go, these days - there are a large section of Apple employees engaged in making business decisions like that rather than developing the capabilities of their software for serious users.
I'm still on 8.0.2 and its enough for my G5 but I still manage to do things that I need to, so, if the worst scenario occurs, I'm planning on having the right backups to be always able to restore the way that I do stuff.