Grrrrr......people always seem to forget there is phone support, and phone calls are cheap these days even to the other side of the world.
Their phone support totally @#$#ing sucks! I don't care what anyone says. I spoke to several people about a Kontakt library installation problem. They people on the phone were rude as hell. They couldn't care less about listenting to the problem of offering solutions. I've dealt with stupider support before. I've dealt with support who are harder to get in contact with. But, I've never dealt with ruder support than NI support.
Anyway, if I believe what everyone is telling me here, I should buy Maschine. I still feel like I'm going to be messing around with 1 1/2 DAWs which is really frustrating. I'd really just like Ableton to extend Live that bit further so Maschine is not necessary. But, it looks like at the moment, from what people are telling me Maschine will be worth it.
I just hate giving my money over to those sloppy @#$#s at NI.