I'm not bad as a composer but I'm lousy as an instrumentalist. Maybe someday I'll find software that will accept musical notation as input and produce a playback on some instrument as output. I don't think I'll hold my breath.
@Modern_Industrial And there you've identified my real problem. I'm not sure what a MIDI system is and how it differs from a DAW. And I'm not entirely sure I understand exactly what a DAW is either. At the moment I'm tempted to get an ID on Soundation.com and hope for the best.