The Montage: WL 8 versus Essentials

I am a long-time user of WL 5, but I guess it’s time to get up to date. The feature I liked best about WL was the Montage, were you assemble a music CD, for example. Because I’m a cheap-a**, I’m considering WL Essentials, but on the product comparison list, in the row regarding the Montage, it says that Essentials only has limited features. Does anyone know what exactly these limitations might be? I am just a hobbyist, and all I want to be able to do is assemble a track list, maybe do a crossfade now and then, but most of all, insert plugins for each individual track. Thanks :sunglasses: