Just wanted to point out, to my mind, the biggest change from 7.5 to 8…
Cubase 8 -requires- an ‘Aero’ theme.
This is perhaps a non-issue for many users, but for those of us who prefer the ‘classic’ windows desktop… it’s a big change.
The ‘classic’ desktop has traditionally run (most) apps a bit faster without requiring a higher-end video card. And cheaper video cards tend to have no fan (quieter.)
This change -is- in the ‘requirements’ but it’s in a teensy, weensy little footnote and I think it should be displayed quite prominently as this is basically the first -required- change to system setup in a long time.
In my case, I’ve spent a lot of time with Fences, getting my desktop set up ‘just so’, and this will require some real work to tweak. So in that sense, it is a real ‘upgrade’.