Not to beat a dead horse, but I didn’t join the “split the forum again” thing earlier because others had made the whole point quite well already; instead, as a not-so-active-but-yet-alive Mac forum member I preferred to wait and see if Steinberg people would change their mind and give us our place back again.
It took just one month or so and, well, it’s under our eyes: idiotic definitions we had to learn aside (iJail… iCult… or rather iCanteffordit?) the only result we’ve obtained has been the disappearance of the senior members whose invaluable contribution still shines in the old forum archive, while the few Mac fellows still surviving here are floating in a pond of non-congruent topics.
Now we know as a matter of fact that Steinberg is not interested in preserving the identity (that’s indeed the keyword) of a community which played a fundamental role in keeping Cubase alive within a platform where bashing Steinberg a priori was (and still is) the best game in town.
Okay, duly noted. Only… Mind you, you don’t need a melodramatic act to commit suicide, more often a silly one will suffice: for some, mistaking the pesticide bottle for the Evian one has been enough. For others it could just coincide with the closure of a costless forum, this way loosing the community identity first, and then the community itself.
In the meantime the competitors have indeed sharpened their cleavers and their offerings are tempting more than ever: hardware independent PT anyone? Logic in the MAS for €62 pretty soon?
Ah, PC guys, if you have to contribute any sensible comment you’re welcome, but provocative wannabe funny ramarks… please, abstain: we’ve given already, thank you.
Disclaimer: I’m not mother language, so apologies in advance for any unwanted rudeness.