There are plenty of people having issues with Live on Mac (possibly more than PC given that on this forum it seems to be about 60-40 in favour of Mac). Just because something runs OK for some people, it's pretty obvious this release has been the buggiest of all. The CEO of the company even publicly apologised in this forum for the unsatisfactory performance and you can't even argue about stuff like Share, which was withdrawn because it wasn't working out.
Suckaz is the lame fanboiz who keep their heads in the sand. Nothing is perfect and never will be, there will always be bugs in software and some affected, but more people (way more) have been affected by Live 8 than previous versions. They are still releasing BETA bug fixes ferchrissakes ....
Here is the Quality message again for Usedtobe, if he can actually READ
Some of you have experienced and reported problems with Live 8 several months ago that we have still failed to fix. This is both painful and necessary for us to discuss. We owe you sincere apologies, as well as an explanation and outlook for the future.
Ableton values quality over innovation. Our engineers will stop whatever they are doing to fix a bug when they become aware of it. They must, however, rely on a process that prepares the incoming information and funnels it to them appropriately. Establishing and maintaining this process is the responsibility of management — particularly us, Bernd and Gerhard — and this is where things have gone wrong while we let our attention divert to ambitious new projects.
Our apologies also extend to both the Ableton developers and tech support colleagues because they want to be proud of software and service that users love.
We have now decided to:
* suspend all development towards new features while the whole team joins forces to address the current issues. This effort is open ended and will result in a free Live 8 update;
* make process changes to prevent similar situations from happening in the future.
We hope this plan finds your understanding and agreement. We’d like to wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful 2010!
Gerhard Behles, CEO
Bernd Roggendorf, CTO
These messages were never issued with Live 7, which was buggy until about 7.0.9 and then pretty stable thereafter. It has very little to do with having a Mac or PC
BTW - Guitar Rig 2 and 4 work fine for me in Live. Yes, plugins can affect stability, but a lot of people having issues with L8 aren't even running any 3rd party plugs ...