I have been a Cubase user since VST 4 back in 1998. I have belonged to the various forums and newsgroups. I have been banned on several occasions from KvR for overstating my case . I was very active when SX did not have reliable MIDI functionality, when the demise of Gigastudio destroyed my kingdom, when the BSOD was a daily occurance, when 32 bit and 64 bit software did not peacefully co-exist and so on. I have not posted to this new forum before because I have not needed to.
Since Cubase 6, the software has been robust and reliable, the new features have been astounding, the program is as elegant as I could ever want, the Steinberg UR44 makes me forget about my RME Multiface, the support has been EXCEPTIONAL and there is very little to complain about. If I come on the forum at all, it is to find out how to do something specific. I also give Groove 3 $100 a year for access to their instructional videos because the program is so deep and I am only scratching the surface.
I knew Cubase 4 inside out ( I was the first user in Canada certified by Steinberg to teach Cubase) and now I feel like a newbie with the new design but every day I learn something new and a quicker way of doing things. Cubase 8 Pro is fantastic!
Yamaha and Steinberg has been a match made in heaven. I know the Windows 10 issues will be ironed out long before my free upgrade window disappears and I will continue to have the most productive and satisfying experience in 17 years.