First of all - I mixed my first song in Cubase 7 and I really like the new mixer.
Working with it I found that I just want to touch it. The fact that the faders are scalable in width and height is great and could possibly be ideal for a touch screen.
Now Windows 8 supports Multi-touch screens so it would be great if someone actually tried it.
This could possibly be a reason to switch from MacOSX to Win8.