I haven’t lent my ‘sage opinion’ to this because:
a) It’s kinda broad
b) I now feel that praying to SB is like praying to God… except that God actually hears prayers.
But with a gun to me head, obviously 1). The truth is that, since The Great Meltdown Of 2003ish, Cubase has been either pretty stable or VERY stable, despite the screams. It used to be that you couldn’t trust a release until at LEAST 3 months after .0. Now? The last few .0s have been quite good.
What has either had an arrested development or straight gone down the pan is MIDI, GUI and Workflow. The focus has been on ‘Engineers’ and ‘Mixers’… everything to do with -Audio- and toys for ‘Producers’ (cough). OK, enough already. The feature set is as sexy as it wants to be. Now
a) Let’s get some stuff for people like me who COMPOSE notes for a living.
b) For the love of Wotan, make the GUI STANDARDS COMPLIANT. We all know what is wrong with the GUI. Just make it work like people expect modern OS/Web 2.0 UX to work.