Keep some perspective especially coming from PT. Cubase is a complete production environment while PT is more about basic recording mixing. Guess what…I read where PT just got folders! Cubase has more features than any other DAW I know of. If you want to spend time with lots of configuring, maybe Reaper. I don’t see Cubase and PT as totally comparable like I would Cubase and Logic, DP, or whatever Sonar is today.
Why everyone is not using Cubase is why everyone isn’t driving a Cadillac. Some can only afford a Ford. Others want a Range Rover. Different cars for different drivers.
1. Half baked features that are NEVER finished ( VariAudio, DOP, ARA, AudioAlignment etc)
Agreed. Some get finished eventually. Keep the pressure on, an don’t give up if it’s a common feature.
2. Re design of GUI and moving things for no reason every update it seems ( requires re learning)
You mean like the transport bar GUI?
3. Bugs that NEVER get fixed. So you buy the next version with that promise and it does not happen
You mean like ARA? I think most do eventually get fixed depending on importance and amount of resources needed for the fix.
4. New version is ALWAYS a BETA TEST for users ALWAYS
Any new DAW version is IMO always a beta test for users who buy the new update, especially on release day. I think bugs depend on the depth of the DAW, and Cubase is feature-rich. Also I think there is a good percentage of users who don’t experience any issues depending on a host of variables.
5. Crashes and plugin incompatibility which is ALWAYS blamed on the plugin vender. Apparently Steinbergs Plugin Sentinel does not work well??
Disagree. In beta testing I have found 3rd party incompatibilities. Occasionally it’s Cubase, but most times it has been the vendor.
6. Settings always getting messed up or not saved. Steinberg has a problem with preferences always getting jacked up.
Agreed. Is the User Interlace Custom Colors saving and loading preferences working properly yet?
You have a DAW budget, and using consumer research, you attempt to maximize your rental income and pay the mortgage to Yamaha. IMO, this DAW is like an old house that has continually been remodeled, however there is still some outdated stuff, and some stuff has never worked right. Hopefully residents don’t mind the old orange shag carpet, outdated electrical code that supplies current to the newly installed Jacuzzi, or a light switch that has never turned on in the basement closet. However for some, or even most residents, this house is better than any other house, including that newer one down the street, that seems to be missing a few things.