Yes to faster locally and more accurate. It is a different process/engine so no training needed, the training is done in real time. So there was no need to transfer my old Dragon profile, the acoustic data is handled differently with the cloud version. However, templates could have been transferred over, but I did not do any templating with dragon.
Yes it is pricier, however the start up fee is absorbed a bit by having a reduced monthly fee of 79 per month the first year, so the monthly rate comes to about 123 per month x 3 years=$4428 for 3 years or about $1476 per year, still much better than the transcription fees of 20 years ago around $1000 dollars a month.
So I asked myself if it is worth this amount, for me it is, especially doing more wellness visits and complex plans, able to do quicker and more accurately.