Cynical and disheartening, but you know what... you could be right on the money. I really hope not.H20nly wrote: Ableton make more off of new "i'm gonna be hot shit soon" types walking into Guitar Center <or insert regional counterpart here> and then slapping down their hard earned drug money and buying the software than they do off a bunch of old fuckers who've been upgrading since day 1. new customers are where the money is. you pay more for your first copy of Suite than your next 3 upgrades combined.
I use Adobe software to do VFX work, and man, there's an example of a company that has got fat and lazy. They love to jack themselves off inventing new shit that half-works and .0001% of their customers give a flying fart about. Then they ignore their bugs and barely put any effort into improving workflow. Thing is, they rule the roost in the domain that I work in, so basically I have to eat their shit and smile.
The thing I dread most is seeing Ableton turn into a fat Elvis like that. Thats probably why I'm here, I never hang out in forums.