This one of *those* questions, but searching the forums didn't turn up direct comparisons, thus: Relative strengths and weakness of NeoTicker, Wealth-Lab, and MetaStock? (I didn't mention TradeStation because I'm not wild about being tied to TS for quotes and brokerage as well as platform/analysis, but maybe I'm wrong and it's great. Or if I'm unreasonably overlooking QT, or RealTick or anything else you're wildly into, let me know.) Does one or another stand out for historical charting, backtesting, realtime charting, alerts and scans, entering orders, programming your own formulae, &c. (I'm not suggesting one could be the best at all of the above, just laying out some of the criteria for evaluation.) Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.