One of the most used argument against Feature Requests and Suggestions is "they want it to be backwards compatible. In my opinion this is a bad motto for a product that keeps updating. It’s simply not possible to keep all versions backwards compatible, so why bother that much?
I think many feature request aren’t in the current version because of this reason. They tend to add features instead of upodating the existing features. Like the insert slot count. We waited so long, now we finally got 16. But we still got only 8 sends and quick controls. We still got a rather minimalistic Channel EQ. Why not implement the Frequency EQ in the strip? They just added the frequency EQ as a plugin instead of implementing it right.
I know sometimes they add features like a completely new channel strip or vari audio 3. And those aren’t backward compatible. But they surely wait with alot of upgrades because of backward compatibility.
In my opinion they shouldn’t focus a lot on Backwards Compatibility. They should upgrade and make Cubase better as much as possible. I wouldn’t be mad at all if they wait 2 years and release a really big update like other DAWs.
What are your thoughts on this? Is Backwards Compatibility important for you? Do you really use it often? Or do you think the same way as I do?