Yep! It should be updated and that is way over-due. I have honestly lost interest in all of Cubase updates as they cannot realize how essential this is: there must be a way, for example, be able to select every track in your template. Most other DAWs allow this today via OSC.
Cubase still only has two options that don’t really work for a modern approaches: Mackie control and EUCON.
EUCON is actually great, but is a closed system, so it can only be used with avid hardware.
Mackie Control is only working decently with the hardware it was written for. It is al in midi data, so, you can hack it quite easily, but it is limited to its intended use.
Steinberg: if you would just enable users and developers with some kind of protocol, that sends out information about all tracks in a project and enables the user to select these track and let other devices or software know, which tracks are selected or record enabled! This would open the doors to unknown levels of control at the users fingertips.
I suppose, you are kind of waiting for midi 2.0, which will enable midi controllers to be aware of the properties of VSTs and VSTis. But that will be a long time until anything significant will materialize and by releasing that rather simple protocol, third parties could offer great ways of template control much quicker! I am waiting for this since lemur for the iPad has been released! It is such an obvious thing, I can’t understand why over all these years steinberg has not seen it …