I would like to make an important comment.
I had a long discussion with Avid Sibelius on the Sibelius forum about the Sibelius 7 interface, which brought a big change. So existing staff heard the criticism in two ways: positive reviews reassured in his decision to change. negative reviews were seen as resistance to old habits. However, it lacked a third way: reasonable criticism and true points! I do not know yet well Steinberg, but I hope that specialists have a true listen. Software is not for specialists. It to the users. Experts invent and monitor the consistency with technical guidance and a market. The user, USES. They eat every day the Chief meal. He knows what it tastes like, beyond the theory. Everything he says is not 100% accurate. But he does not speak for nothing.
On the issue of the MixConsol, Steinberg specialists have followed a path from an ‘idée fixe’. For this small ‘revolution’, they have abandoned Visual aspects, a graphic code, well anchored links and references, internal coherence which were already tight in Cubase-Nuendo, built step by step, year after year. Today, they make a synthesis with the new features and the proven interface of Cubase and Nuendo.
I do not know how my text looks in English translation (I try, I try…), but I hope that the central idea is expressed approximately. This is.