Its not issue. Its how the functionality are made and programed.
I get it now why it is that way. There are a good reason why Steinberg implemented it that way if you haven’t notice that yet in Cubase 7.5.
By the way… when I’m on the mixer-page on my second monitor I never lost connection to it as you describe?
I use pre programed hardware “softkeys” too to control the mixer functions and all work with no issues.
Many of the issues you describe and experience ,I’m afraid I don’t have them on my setup…
link channels etc work etc… Sometimes I use key command for that too…
Multi monitor environment here too= no problems.
organize the plugins? = Use in “preference” organize as “Vendors”. and the new “search function” in the plugin window couldn’t be easier. I use it every day.
Example want “Waves CLA plugins”. Write “CL” in the search field ------> …and "BOOM "CLA-Compressors comes up automatically.
Write—> Me… and “Melodyne” comes up… How hard can it be?
Well, I have to concur with the positive side, because my main machine (3rd generation i7) is doing better with C7.5 than it did with C7 (even though I had no problems with C7). The VST Performance shows less “jitter” in general. I.e. not necessarily less load (hard to tell), but it shows a more “even” (or tempered) activity. The ASIO Guard is turned on.
Oh, and I created a new C7.5 template to start new projects from. I.e. I am not using an older template, because that seems to have caused various problems in the past for people, so I figured it would be worth a new one for each new version of Cubase.
I am likely building a new machine over the holidays, unless I get occupied with other stuff. We will see how a 4th generation “Haswell” CPU will do for me, in comparison with the current happy news.
Bugs will be ironed out over time and I will certainly enjoy the winter with the new fixings that came with C7.5.