I rather like C10, but jeez… it’s a pretty sloppy release.
I didn’t think it necessary to post this in General or Issues. There seems to be more than enough threads by users who either love or hate Steinberg’s latest effort. What I have noticed though, is there is a lot of anger in many of those threads…and on both sides, at that.
I have to admit, I’ve never seen the sheer amount of complaints for this particular release. Sure, there’s always something that winds up changed or completely gone with each new version, along with a fair amount of new or improved features (and a new plug-in or two). But this one?
I think Steinberg’s adherence to their traditional release scheduling really damaged C10’s introduction this time around. The amount of small (and some large) bugs coupled with a number of poorly implemented new features is nothing short of bewildering to me.
If you look through the Features and Requests forum, you’ll notice the threads concerning the addition of ARA clocked in with well over 20,000 views. Steinberg says they are going to implement it…and you have to wonder, had they taken the appropriate amount of development and beta time, if ARA might have been the banner they would have hung this release on. Don’t get me wrong. ARA inclusion isn’t going to make or break Cubase’s popularity. It’s just the idea that it was the most requested (and expected) feature users were looking for in this release.
This build could have easily used another 2-3 months in the oven. I think if they had spent more time, we wouldn’t be seeing the minefield that is currently occupying the main forums.
Steinberg seriously needs to consider adopting a more flexible release scheduling strategy. I don’t mind waiting as long as it results in a strong build.
I fully expect Cubase to improve with the next few “dot” releases…but wow…this has to be the sloppiest point release I’ve seen in decades.
And something else…and I may be totally off base about this…but the sheer nasty tone of some of the main forum threads is something new to me. It’s like Trumpism has invaded the mindset of the user base. Think about it… look through the first few pages of some of the older version forums. Yes, griping and cheers…but the tone, prior to 2016, is what I find different and somewhat disturbing.
My two cents.