I find myself in a dilemma as well, and yes, I agree, the old Mac hands aren’t pitching in here much, myself included. I see things I could chime in on to help, then stop and say…“why?” I also agree that this non-filtered approach makes for a much less pleasant and more time consuming forum experience for us Mac folk, while it’s just a minor flea for the PC folk.
I want to be fair, though. There is little question in my mind that without the 64 bit commitment to the Mac platform, I would have moved on. The fact that Steinberg has made that effort indicates to me that at the very least, though undoubtedly PC-centric, they are remaining committed to the Mac platform as well. If I hear that C6 is stable,that the timestretch algorithms are substantially better, and that (hopefully) lower latency can be achieved with less CPU strain I’ll definitely upgrade.
The forum issue is one I’ll have to ponder for a bit. I’ve gotten so much negativity and hostility from politely asking for clarity on an issue that was an important one to me, and one that had no stated policy decision I could find, that I wonder if this social experiment is one I want to participate in. My patience has been stretched pretty far already by the lack of common courtesy and basic civility I’ve encountered. There can be plenty gained by debate on certain points, but little if anything gained in puerile displays of ‘nyah nyah’ and unbelievably silly platform wars. There was sufficient dumbness on the Mac forum for me-multiplying it exponentially ain’t gonna work.
Curt, I know your thoughts, but I highly doubt the mods will allow what would essentially be a stealth forum on their turf. I wouldn’t, were I them. That sort of thing would have to be taken off premise, and I don’t know if all that is worth it. basically that’s where I come out-I just dunno. If ya want me, I’ll be over there =>>>in ponder mode.