No they are very different ex. in the way you assign the articulation. I use a lot of VSL - the synchron libraries - with very large art. maps. here S1 is especially superior. Alone the automatic build of the map, that is supported by S1 & DP11 in conjunction with Synchron Player and Opus makes it so different. If you use smaller libraries with 5 - 10 - 20 art. then you could argue that there is no difference. In Cubase you have to decide if an articulation should be used as an Attribute or Direction in the map, in S1 you can use both at the same time.They're largely the same. I have both Cubase Pro and Studio One Pro. You're exaggerating.
I also think Cubase's lanes for Articulations are superior, and you also have the option of using Attribute Articulations.
Building, assigning, and using is easy in both of them. These things are unremarkable to discuss, frankly.
The only DAW that has done an appreciable improvement over Cubase (that affects workflow in a positive way) is Cakewalk, with its groups. I like that addition to them.
That being said, I am expecting Cubase to move to Dorico's Expression Maps System in the next version or so.
121 articulations nicely presented in groups the S1 list. And then we have the "used (soundvariation)" function:
And then there is way S1 handles the midi thru articulation - that lets you play with the articulation currently selected!
It could be me, but I see it as a major workflow improvement.
And maybe you could hold back the arrogance a little. Assuming that everybody else is ignorant isn't healthy for a discussion.
And yes, for the record, I own and have been using/are using Cubase, Nuendo, S1, DP11 and LPX, in my everyday work as a Musical Director and composer, and have been doing it for more than 25 years.