Does VST Connect actually work for anyone without crashing

I’ve just switched to Cubase from Reaper solely for the VST Connect feature. After spending a month learning how to use Cubase, I tried getting VST Connect to work for the better part of a day and every single time there was problems. I DId all the recommended setting at the end of the newest manual and just gave up after hours and hours of trying. If VST Connect can’t be a reliable remote producing option, then I’ve just wasted hundreds of dollars and worse, hours and hours of my life. I’ve read that many people are having the same issues that I’m having and frankly I questions Steinberg’s integrity for releasing something like this and marketing it like you can actually use it in a professional manner.