FL Studio owners enjoy lifetime free updates. With the introduction of FL Studio 20 you will notice that the box version for FL Studio 20 is the same for both box and manual. The USB stick in the version 20 box will be empty and have no installer. This implies that you need to download the version 20 installer online at all times. For box content there is no difference.
When asked “What are the best DAWs?” the answer is simple. Reaper is ranked 1st. FL Studio is ranked 3rd. People have several reasons to prefer Reaper over FL Studio. The most important reason for choosing Reaper is simple though. With Reaper you cannot only make your own themes, on top of that you can also configure the Reaper interface to best suit your personal needs. There are no limitations when it comes to customizing or programming Reaper.