antic604 wrote: If I have to fiddle with GUI zoom back & forth to see what I edit, keep track of which & where clips I changed to update the others, wait for M4L to boot and load devices that should've been native, add a new audio track and re-sample my MIDI if I want to do a one-off edit/effect; all those seconds & minutes pile up to a tangible share of my music-making time. And mostly it's not about the time, but about breaking the creative flow. To this day it boggles my mind that if I want to zoom in in the Arranger I need to hold the ruler bar and drag down! Why not mouse wheel? Why down?! Sure, probably some of those issues are compensated elsewhere by Live's powerful features like racks, signal routing, high-quality & flexible native devices, Session view for storing and trying out the ideas, etc. But it's so annoying to realise that most of above mentioned issues can be easily solved if Ableton paid attention to user's requests, making Live hands down the best DAW.
I couldn't care less for a new loops pack or stupidly obvious tips in "One Thing"...
It's like buying a EUR 100k car with all bells & whistles, that has a rotary handles to open & close the windows.
Get the basics right first!
Back to this, the problem is always the same, doesn't matter which DAW you use. Go look at that the Feature Request section here, you'll find that 99% of the request are completely different than yours. Maybe one of you requests will be the same at most.
Mouse wheel zooming, my guess is never, because despite the amount of people who do not use Live to play live, it's going to have safety features that prevent accidents live. Using mouse wheel zooming in DP9 is great, but occasionally it messes up a fader or knobs settings, kind of the nature of mouse wheels while editing. Mostly I think of DAWs for what they offer now, and send in requests to the developers.
DP also gets people worrying about the future of the product, I would guess only Cubase and Reaper do not, they probably have people complaining about the usability of the product, because both are in a mad rush to implement new features without much concern for problems with existing,..... the whole thing is kind of amusing after 16 odd years with internet forums and DAWs, the products have always been amazing, with the occasional issue, but a godsend compared to what we used to deal with in the past.