I’ve been following Daniel’s blog for some time and am really excited by the design and thinking that has gone on to develop Dorico. I’m not a professional musician, but as an amateur involved with various groups, often find a need for a notation program. I’ve tried many free offerings and the big ones as well over the years.
My one concern is the Steinberg licensing system. It seems a real burden. I’ve failed to activate the trial Cubase Elements 8 and fear that I’ll have the same problems with Dorico. I’m reluctant to spend big money when there seem to be so many people have problems with the licensing system. I fully appreciate the need for licensing, but the implementation seems very clunky, clumsy and a real barrier to even trying out software.