I am waiting for the day...

erm…

In cubase you can use shortcuts and workspaces. Return open/closes the editors. for midi InplaceEditor. I have a simple and fast shortcut for channel setting window etc. e.g.


sorry, there are so many brilliant → shortcuts in cubase to handle automation!! (ONLY one click=visible/invisible, and so on, e.g.)
I use it a lot, very very fast working!
and please check the automation panel in cubase - great feature, what other daw´s do not have…
http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/feb11/images/Cubase_01.jpg

finally: I think you must learn to deal with cubase, not all the time comparing with other daws.
In cubase are so many great and useful features and shortcuts, that others → do not have (!)
discover the possibilities. :sunglasses:
BTW: I know and use S1 too, not bad - but drag/drop and dockable windows are not everything… S1 is missing so much…

Cent.