Trust the professionals. I love the visualization view that lets me see actual meters to represent the frequencies in the audio for quick eq decisions. Also, the audio restoration tools are some of the most effective and intuitive tools I've ever come across. The DeNoiser works great for cleaning up imperfect audio and removing background noise from vocal recordings in my videos. This has definitely become a staple in my overall editing process. I have a constant need to make reference CDs, adjust many track parameters on the fly and burn master CDs.
Sony have now released version 10 of Sound Forge, adding 'Pro' to the title. What else has been added to tempt potential purchasers?
10 Tips For Faster Editing in Sound Forge Pro 10