homershires does have a point. Not neccesarily sayin that you should stick with it, but definately give the protools sequencer a try. That way, you can see what you like and dislike about it.
For a long time i was using my triton sequencer because i had sold my mpc for differant equipment. I repurchased another mpc because after experiencing the triton seq, i realized that the mpc sequence was what i really liked. Not that the triton sequencer was bad, it just didnt fit my style. Same goes with software sequencers. Ive got friends who do cakewalk, fruity, and reason, protools, etc. But it just doesnt inspire me, or feel right for my creative flow.
So all im trying to say is that be sure you dislike what you have, before you give it up, ya know?
anyways, definately for me hardware sequencing is fun. whether its step or realtime its fun. Something about it makes it more musical. And i can actually freak it faster than my computer buddies. Once you get it down i feel its less limited because its more like an instrument (with the mpc that is). The computer doesnt seem like im doing anything, like im just going through menus. But not to dis the computer. When i record and try to mix and master my tracks, the computer rocks!
peace and good luck