I know, it’s an older version now. Cubase 12 also is at the end of its life cycle and whatever comes next is in preparation and requires your resources.
But hear me out:
Cubase 10, 11 and 12 have been released in an unacceptably buggy state. Period.
The issues present in those versions for months after release were absolutely unprofessional and contrasted the fact that you are marketing this product to a professional audience that might make a living by relying on it.
You have patched Cubase 12 now with a few more point releases than usual, because I assume it was especially unfinished at the time of release, or you might have finally heard the complaints.
I am still running Cubase 11 Pro, I have decided that I will no longer upgrade or purchase a Steinberg product until I see that you are putting more effort and emphasis on software quality, and that includes the quality ON RELEASE, as soon as you sell and ship the product. The fact that you have “taken away” some plugins that I still enjoyed was the second reason why I did not upgrade to Cubase 12.
I kindly ask you to refine Cubase 11 a bit further, make it as reliable and professional as you marketed it as. Because every time I launch that thing, I still notice quirks that shouldn’t be there, and yes, which already have been reported in bug reports, but seemingly have not been severe, so they never got fixed. This lackluster approach of ignoring minor annoyances in order to meet the release cycle and satisfy the accountant and investors kept creeping through the product for years and has accumulated. It’s time you clean this mess and show dedication to professionality, reliability and robustness. Cubase 11 has not seen enough updates.
If you are willing to show some good will - because I know that fixing an old version won’t make you profit - and if you show that you are putting more emphasis on quality, I can finally love and recommend Cubase as much as I want to, and upgrade again.
Just don’t keep turning your customers into beta testers. We want to purchase and use your product, not pay you to become involuntary quality assurance personnell. Being forced to find and report bugs in order to receive a … mostly … reliable workstation after about 6 - 12 months is not the way to go. And guys, please spare me your wisdom that professionals never upgrade or use the newest version. It’s a product, it’s being advertised, it’s being sold, it has to be working as intended at that point in time and it is Steinberg’s responsibility to ensure sufficient testing and refinement.