DO you know the Magritte Painting “This is not a pipe?” Its a picture of a pipe - but it’s NOT a pipe, its a picture of a pipe.
Its the same with score editors - they are not scores, we use the idea of a score - that grubby folder with and scribble on it - to re- present changes in MIDI data, expression, etc. I think the classical gang and Sibelius, and other ‘sc ore’ packages get too hung up on the ‘notation’ side of things - what font, how to place the accent - ya de yah…
For me a powerful editor should of course have some flexible ways of representing notation on paper, but it’s integration with other aspects of its sound that make it powerful. Many people were writing one version for real life players and another for a mock up. Cubase’s score got so far with this, with display quantise, but there is so much more that can be done, so long as we don’t confine ourselves to just representing an image of a piece of paper, and think more imaginative about how we might craft individual notes -select sounds, articulations, apply envelopes, dynamics (not the notation type), expression, right there, in the score. This is where the power of Cubase comes in.
So far there is no creativity its still the ‘Pipe’ .