VST Connect is a brilliant idea. It is, however, severely hampered by the messy set-up procedure! The whole mess of special input channels, groups, etc. should be handled transparently in the background. Computers excel at this. This would also eliminate the high risk of set-up errors. Assigning an input for remote recording shouldn’t be more complicated than selecting an input of the audio-interface. Most of us are musicians/recording engineers, not network engineers.
When will the day come when VST Connect gets it’s own tab in VST Connections, and selecting a “remote input” just be another input routing option for an audio channel (as selecting an iput from an audio interface is today). That day Steinberg will have something truly revolutionary on their hands. Not just a great idea with a severely hampered usability.