I should say that one reason I am coming up with a lot of issues with multi-channel work at present is that two recent changes in WaveLab (the ability to write multi-channel files and the Playback Processing slots) have already completely transformed how effectively I can work with it in my specific environment.
I could get all the features I talk about by using Reaper - but I just don’t get on with it, and in any case there are also specific things it does not do. Nuendo? I wish… On my pension I cannot justify that expense.
There are plenty more changes in WaveLab which would further help me (real multi-channel file handling, in edit windows as well as montage clips), and which will shortly become a matter of catching up again (I will soon be looking at a microphone with 19 outputs, and storing its processed data in 16-channel files); but I’m sure that snide comments aren’t the way to encourage PG to work on what are actually still minority interests (even if strongly growing in some fields).