I got trained up on MOD/XM trackers, too. I still use OpenMPT to sequence stuff, because I never outgrew trackers
It's also fun to do beat slicing in a tracker because you can take an entire drum loop sample and put it over about four different tracks but each one is on a delay that follows the other and you can mute or solo each track at the appropriate time by cycling through them. So you can have an extra long hi hat groove and throw snares and kicks in where ever you want them just by unmuting the correct track at the correct time.
Well the political consensus involves wiping out the state as employer of last resort in the same way they wiped out nationalised/subsidised industry and manufacturing, any sector with a large concentration of potentially organised labour, then they've parred back benefits, because it's popular to do so, BUT then people wonder why high street names like HMV are going to the wall? Really? No one seeing all the connections?