Media Bay is quite useful, though I think is a bit clunky in many regards.
The most easily corrected one is that every time you click in an item, in order to give you a preview, it loads the element. Which is nice in audio files, but an authentic PAIN IN THE ASS when what you have clicked is a preset of an instrument track that needs to load a lot of information (an orchestral instrument).
A simple way to avoid this is just adding a preference: Do not load Media Bay elements when clicked. Or “disable Media Bay previews”. And then in the element, you can add a button to load it if you want to do so.
Because Media Bay is a cool feature, but this makes it very clunky, because everytime you click in an element, it loads it!!! Please, fix.
I’ve marked it like a feature request, but it’s actually like a bug. And I think this should be implemented in every Cubase that uses Media Bay, not just in 11.5… Also, I think adding this feature of any feature is extremely easy and it will improve a lot the functionality of Media Bay.
Media Bay could use a few enhancemens apart from this one, and it has a lot of potential (see the Browser in Studio One 5, which is like Media Bay, but …clever?).