Abort button that actually aborts...

when creating a mixdown, analyzing audio, or anything with a progress window, the abort button only seems to work 1/5 th of the time… Major waste of time… What’s the point of the button?

One related request I saw recently (on FB) was to have processes like this go to the background, so we can keep working in the meantime. I don’t care how you do it, but this could easily save hours/week…