After setting up external instruments as VST instruments
if I use them in instrument tracks, I get the benefit of seeing the patch names
The downside is that I cannot use the same external VST instrument in more than one instrument track.
If, on the other side, I add them to the VST-racks and use them in MIDI tracks, I can have multiple MIDI tracks, each with a different MIDI channel, thus triggering different sounds which is nice.
The downside is that the Inspectors of those MIDI tracks won’t show the patch names. They show only numbers.
Unless I am doing something wrong, I find the limitations in both cases very frustrating.