I have a total of 4 USB slots on my computer. A separate slot should not be used on such an antiquated anti-piracy measure, nor should the user end be responsible for any anti-piracy measures of which the Steinberg corporation should wholeheartedly be responsible for. I’m not the first to say something about this. I won’t be the last to say something about this. There will probably be a slew of other users who post topics in a similar manner. But, as Steinberg has shown for quite a few years now, they are willing to ignore their userbase’s very simple request to aim towards an anti-piracy measure of which is less invasive and forceful upon the users.
I will be looking at competing products if this does not change in the future. To Steinberg, that’s going to be a minimal loss in comparison to what they will probably believe will be a mythical number of potential piracies which can only be speculated upon, but never actually measured in factual statistics. However, most every other audio software developer has found a way around this issue without being so disrespectful to its customer base, and doing so in a modern and less invasive fashion.
Please stop patronizing myself and other customers. It’s insulting.