People, JESUS EFFIN’ CHRIST.
QUIT THE PANIC!
They didn’t say:
“No iLok1-protected plugin will ever function in Cubase 7 at all. NEVER. EVER.”
“There’s a chance an iLok1-protected plugin might misbehave.”
A chance - as in “maybe,” “perhaps,” and “it will depend highly on each particular plugin.”
Can’t you read English?
This means there’s a CHANCE that a plug might have various degrees of diminished functionality. It does not automatically imply that every iLok1-protected plug will suffer instant catastrophic failure.
The mass hysteria surrounding this is simply astounding. Is everyone 14 years old here? Nobody’s telling you to go run out and buy an iLok2 or never be able to use any of your plugins with C7. You will need to find out for yourself if you have a misbehaving plugin and if that’s the case, how to go about resolving the issue.
And the complaints about iLok2 being expensive? Come on! Cubase is a professional tool, you paid $500 and upward (if this is your N-th upgrade), and if you’re serious about making music, a $50 iLok2 is chump change compared to most of the other studio gear most of you own (plus you can use the old iLok1 as a dump for trial licenses that, if you paid attention, you know cannot be deleted from an iLok once deposited onto it). Are you serious about making music or do you just love to complain how unfair technological progress is?