Trust me, if I’ve had too little coffee and too little sleep the single malt will make me super-happy… and put me right to sleep!
I actually don’t really have an issue with what you’re describing… I think. It’s a matter of getting used to working with templates, just like in PT. Although I agree that perhaps it’d be nice to be able to import those layouts or something. But I think the basic premise might be logical: Some aspects are better suited to be stored/recalled on a global level, and others on a per-project level. I’m not sure there’s a good solution out there for different scenarios, since all it takes is saving a set of tracks in the mixer and then opening a different project with a completely different track layout and finding that your recall doesn’t recall what you want (because it’s recalling from a different set of tracks).
My personal bigger issues are rooted in window management and focus. Without easy consistent logical behavior of windows key-commands are essentially out when used in macros. And there’s also some inconsistency when using “Agents” between mixer and project windows, for no apparent reason actually. Those things affect me far more I feel.
But that’s just me though…