In Cubase you can organise your VST plug-ins, by making a subfolder stucture on the HD. This is then reflected in Cubase’s Plug-in menus (at least as far as VST2 plug-ins are concerned). Unfortunate, WL/WLE doesn’t recognize this structure.
However, in the Organize tab in the Plug-in Settings window, all the plug-in are shown in a folder structure (that looks like it’s copied from Windows. Youch!). It appears the they could be organized by dragging and dropping. However that is just an illusion!
Why is this bad. Well, most of the categories (Dynamics, EQ, Modulation, etc.) has a couple, mostly VST3, plug-ins in them. Then there is the “Other category”, where WL/WLE dumps everything that it doesn’t know where to but. This folder (and menu) has more plug-in in it that all the other combined! The vast majority, which belongs to the other categories (Dynamics, EQ, Modulation, etc.).
If I were to to look for an EQ, say. I have to look in two places; EQ and Other category. And to make matters even worse, the latter subfolders are sorted by vendors! This means that it takes forever to find anything!
Steinberg should immediately implement one (or preferably both) of the following:
a) Make WL/WLE recognize subfolder structures on the HD (like Cubase does)
b) Let the user organize the plug-ins in the Organize tab, by dragging and dropping.