I had to catch up on this thread after a busy few days but there's no way he uses DP extensively so was surprised to see the barrage of his posts and pretty much ignored all of them.You don't seem to know DP very well or you wouldn't write what you did. The program has leapt in the last couple of years.
This is about v10.13 so maybe, instead of insisting you are right about a program that you either don't use or don't use regularly, you should drop it. It is clear that you are unfamiliar with the last few years' developments and I am not interested in educating you about them.
I've been similarly using DP for over 15 years but simply wish they'd change a few things...
- A willingness to pursue more frequent patches to address bug fixes & minor improvements. In general, it seems they've only averaged one per year.
- Just please, please, please...a complete overhaul of their Tracks window simply to improve visualization. The design & font/display has been the same for as long as I can remember and it definitely reminds me of interfaces designed by engineers, not UX designers, and is so outdated.
- And this goes for every DAW...just publish Release Notes like any software company so users can read the log of changes outside of installers and understand the alterations. After almost a decade at a major software company, I can not begin to understand why music software companies don't do that...in MOTU's case, they literally could have copy pasted information they put in the installer and published it publicly.