I realize many are disappointed Dorico doesn’t do everything that their previous notation software does/did. I’m just wondering (literally) at the cries of disappointment and calling it “beta” and even “alpha”-ware.
Anyone following the blog posts for the last few years would know this is very much a work-in-progress, initial release version 22.214.171.124.0.0
There’ll be bugs, problems, glitches, and admitted lack of functionality that will be fixed/added as time goes on. No company produces mature, finished software in a 1.0 release - nobody.
Even your beloved Sibelius (of which I am a huge fan) had TONS of glitches and problems, some of which persisted for generations of the software. As in, YEARS!!! Took me so long to get playback to work without glitches I can’t even tell you!!!
And don’t get me started on Finale!!! Wow, it took a science degree and the patience of a saint to get ANYTHING working on it (ask me how I felt about it in 1993!). It took at least a decade before I felt it began to approach usability, and to my taste/workflow it still doesn’t.
So…with all due respect, please lighten up! Give the Dorico team some credit and faith, and don’t expect the world on a platter so early. I get that y’all want your pet features implemented or “it’s totally worthless to me as it is and I want my money back” but maybe you should have verified that the feature you needed so badly was available before purchasing? Read some blog posts? Realize this is a brand newborn baby and don’t expect it to fly just yet. And don’t abandon your existing workflow yet either - learn Dorico alongside. All new sw has a learning curve, and it just might be that your pet feature actually is implemented but you haven’t discovered it yet!
Yes I get you spent your hard-earned money on it yada yada yada, but give the baby some breathing room. Indeed you ARE crowdfunding the development of Dorico, just as you have with every other piece of software you ever used, whether you realize it or not.
Sorry for the rant but I’m a bit shocked at some of the sentiments here. Remember, this team gave us Sibelius! More goodness to come!!!