I purchased Dorico today and have been messing around with it, but to my disappointment Dorico does not seem, based on my brief experience, to have any way to hide noteheads, stems, or beams, modify note spacing. I realize there is a graphics engine in the works, but not being able to hide and move elements in the music really makes this software useless to me (It would take forever to do this in illustrator). Also, I do not mind taking my scores into illistrator to create graphics, I just do not want to have to remove stems, note-heads, beams, and re-space notes every time I make a major revision to a score. If I am wrong about these things please let me know!
So I guess I would like to know how soon some of there changes will be implemented and if they will not be implemented soon is there any way I could return the product because without any way to create custom notation I am unable to notate my music in a way I feel is meaningful for performance.
That said, I think the work you guys have done is quite beautiful and I think it will truly change how devs think about music notation software. I really do enjoy the program, I just cannot work in an environment that so geared towards common practice notation.
I have also attached an example of some not so complex notation that I unable to achieve in Dorico.