Live is still innovative. They could wait 5 years and still be ahead of the curve.
At this point I wouldn't be so sure.
5 years can kill a company if there's no serious move
Let's take this image:
Ableton release Live9 in 2017...
what would happen?
Bitwig has released their software since 2012, many ableton users have moved to it or to another daw.
They cant keep their user for ages with only M4L devices or free puremagnetik synth or discounts.
Many things have to be enhanced.
Just the simple fact that you cant automate anything you have under your mouse click in live.
SOLO buttons, not taken in count if you global record
what a shame for considering those solo buttons this way.
And this is just the most basic example of things to modify.
maxForLive was a great idea but has violently slowed the development process imo