Music Composers Unite!
A couple of questions here has perked my interest of what software environment we work in as we compose.
I use Notion 6 on Windows with Miroslav Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony Library SE
1. Currently I only use MuseScore (mostly with the default soundfont). I used to create music with Cubase but eventually I felt that all the sound tweaking was taking me away from the fun of creating new music. My notation reading/writing skills were also almost non-existant a couple of years ago so I needed to change the software for that reason as well. Eventually I will combine the best of both worlds but not until I have gained enough information about orchestration.