I agree with this… I don’t like having two separate workspaces either. I miss this from earlier versions of Wavelab.
Also, I found setting up and positioning meters much much easier in earlier versions… I would just put them where I want them - anywhere on the screen, and they would always stay there. Now? It is not so simple… They are either in windows, or they are floating, and they sometimes don’t seem to open where I left them… They have sidebars or headers and take up more screen space. I miss the simplicity of this from earlier version of Wavelab.