No apologies for adding another thread on this subject - see it as a protest!
Look Steinberg, not every Cubase user spends hours on this forum. I was alerted to C6 purely through marketing email from your company. It certianly did not highlight anywhhere that XP isn’t supported on C6, and indeed, when you click through the various links to your C6 product page, there is still not highlighted citing of the fact XP isn’t supported any more. Wherever, it’s specified, it’s pretty deep.
Personally I only discovered XP wasn’t supported when I received my C6 update! As a loyal Cubase user, I really object to this cynical marketing trick, especially when you then won’t just come out honestly and say whether it will or won’t work. It’ll be a major investment for me to upgrade my system to W7, not something I was planning on doing for at least another year. Meanwhile, C6 will sit in its box.
I really think this was crap marketing, and a premature decision!