Perhaps it’s thanks to Logics far cheaper price, or it’s presence at major film schools like Berkelee College of Music, but I no longer meet any composers under 40 who use it for film music. It’s all Logic, Logic, Logic.
While I still love Cubase I’m definitely out of the honeymoon period. For me the updates have been insubstantial, adding new features while ignoring fundamental stability and performance issues. Perhaps it’s inevitable that if you use a daw long enough you get a little jaded, but that’s where I’m at.
The Logic situation is becoming one of practicality. Most other composers I want to collaborate with are on that platform now, and it makes it harder and harder to stay.
All to say - I really hope Cubase 11 brings something “boring” to the table along with whatever new features are planned - things like under the hood fixes, plugin stability, a gapless audio engine, generic remote updates, etc. As a “jaded” professional, those are the updates that excite me. Things that make my day to day easier, my crashes less frequent.
Apple can afford to bring the boring with the exciting in equal measure because Logic is essentially a a loss leader. But regardless of their advantages, Cubase needs to do better.