You’re not dragging/dropping a .wav file from Finder/Explorer to your desktop – you’re moving objects with proprietary OS handles, and between different programs. It’s not as “obvious” as it sounds, and it is appreciated. As a comparison, try moving a .wav sample to/from Kontakt/Battery/Mach5/Maschine/etc to an audio track and see what happens.
AFAIK it’s impossible, and that’s where my applause comes to an end.
Although I understand some of the logic that is going on “behind the scenes” (metadata, the need to write new files into the right directory, etc…) I still find it completely puzzling that Steinberg cannot work simple stuff like this out.
Again, it’s 2012, guys…We are not talking about rocket science here!