I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out.
I’d be willing to pay somewhere in the $100 - $300/year/license as a maintenance fee to have this product solid.
Nuendo is awesome, but needs to be supported better. The business model of software development prioritizes features over stability. Steinberg is no different in that they are incredible at providing features and seem to have less than adequate resources to fully test and support their software for the fast changing CPU and OS markets.
With the Digi/Avid, Apple/Logic shifts in the market I doubt Steinberg will be gaining market share. WE need to recognize that Steinberg is a boutique style business where customer support and a super high quality (stable) product is a defining part of their allure to customers.
Money talks. I encourage Steinberg to look at new models of supporting their products and user base…and I encourage the Nuendo faithful to have an open mind about it.
What say you?