The Score Editor does get new features, at about the same rate as it has for 30 years. Slowly. New for Cubase 9 are Computer Keyboard Entry improvements (see Prefs>Scores>Editing).
The beauty of the Score editor is the tight integration with selections between the key and score editors, and that they share the midi inspector and Logical Editor. If you have never used these functions together regularly in your work, you’ve never had a chance to see how how nice it all is, especially in terms of playback.
Cubase serves a wide variety of users with different needs and varying skill sets, and accommodates idiosyncratic workflow styles extremely well.
Dorico is a totally different animal, and its focus is on sheet music engraving, and is or will be used by publishers like Alfred, Mel Bay, Carl Fischer Music, Boosey & Hawkes, etc. Some music engravers do not even use playback. Personally, I have Dorico and have used it and I’m hoping they bring Cubase-like (L.E. for example) features to Dorico rather than the other way around.
That said, this thread contains errors about what was said about Cubase integration. There were no promises of that happening, no assurances, nada. What they said is they hope to integrate certain technologies at some later date. They have repeated it over and over, but people simply choose what they want to hear. And, some statements made in this thread are emblematic of a type of forum contributor who assumes that their own working style and perceptions, simply by virtue of being are shared by many others.
Zero, you misconstrued the history of how the ex-sibelius team moved to Steinberg- they were laid off, and SB hired them, not poached.
Minimalist: That might be your 2 cents, but it’s rude, and your ‘impression’ about SB staff is unfounded. This is basically trolling, in that you are calling out a staff member by name an inaccurate statement. Please keep that in mind in your future posts.
This thread is mainly speculation, with little basis in fact, so I’ll move it to the lounge. (Sorry Maestro)