No S1 doesn't work for me that's why I use DP. Again, too much unrelated info.I did. The tree structure is a mess. I get the idea, but visually it is terrible for articulations.
But that was moot point since S1 didn't support program changes. I did create key switch maps just to compare, and S1 is fine once setup - not my favorite though.
Efficient setup windows are great, if they are needed frequently. However, I generally setup articulation maps once for my VEP host/slave setup. If we were to compare the fastest for setting up templates, ProTools would win hands down for complete key command/modifier access to adding multiple tracks at once, and then routing multiple tracks as well. S1 has some of this, but it is still far behind PT. But that gain is obviously lost when editing midi in PT, if you can call it that.
If S1 works great for you - awesome. I do like S1 in general, but it is still missing too much to beat out either Nuendo or DP for scoring, for me at least.
I only care about how DP loses efficiency because many dialogs and sub menus aren't keyboard friendly. That's all. No missing surround in S1 etc. That's not the issue. I have all of that in DP.
The comparison was made to illustrate my point on why working with the keyboard on repetitive tasks is faster than using the mouse.
Nothing wrong with DP. I use it, I prefer against others.