Automation stays stuck on Record and Write modes


I’ve upgraded to Cubase 11. I noticed right away that there are bugs with the automations on this version. The main issue is: if you have a plug-in opened, and you click on the W symbol to activate the automation, then touch a certain knob in the plug-in which triggers the automation writes what you did. Then what happens is when you press on the W button again to de-activate the automation, it stays on without the ability to turn it off (see image attached).

To your attention Steinberg!

This is happening to me too and I’m tearing my hair out trying to finish a project. Steinberg, please fix this!!

This is happening here too almost all the time now. automation gets stuck on red and only closing and opening the project will fix it. But then when opening again, same thing. I can’t use Cubase 11 because of this. BTW, I copied my preferences from Cubase 11 to 10.5 (after backing up first of course) and the automation in 10.5 works as expected.
This very scary and as I said, until I figure out why this is happening, I won’t be using Cubase 11?

I trashed preferences and rebuilt and it seems to be OK now. Very weird and frustrating though…