NYC Composer, you seem really hard-pressed that OP has done Steinberg a disservice when really he’s just sharing his 2¢ in regard to a significant drawback / caveat trouble. My advice for both of you is to “deal with it.”
My only concern with the dongle system is that I forgot my darn eLicenser at my dorm and I’m on my way home for the weekend as I type this. My only studio monitors are at home, but even so, I haven’t been able to get Cubase to work on my laptop for unrelated reasons (go figure).
DocMa, you mentioned that Cubase LE works without a dongle? What would it take to install LE as a complement to the whole Cubase? Would I have to buy it separately, or can it be “added on” at a reduced price?