Look, you lost your cool over a relatively minor argument against the 64 bit version by oly, you pretty much deserved the treatment you got.
You're passionate about this enough to drag me back here via PM, but I'm not sure you're going to like my detailed response any better?
You're missing major points when you knock or dog on a company that hasn't gone 64 bit yet. First off, as a person not doing DSP code for a living you really don't know if there isn't some sort of internal problem that means Ableton will have to do ten times the work to get Live to go 64 bit as it took the developers of Sonar, Logic and Cubase.
And on that line of the relatively older DAWs Live isn't alone, Digital Performer and Pro Tools are also not 64 bit yet. DP being a big choice among classical composers, the users long ago bought solutions to that problem, PC's running VE Pro for instance, a network hosting solution that you can either run on the same or different computer. You can also run Kontakt in stand alone to get huge libraries going on a 64 bit machine. I don't know about PC solutions but on a Mac it's fully painless to set up AIC for MIDI and Soundflower to route audio from stand alone 64 bit Kontakt into Live. MOTU announce at NAMM last year that they were in beta for the 64 bit version, and that it was coming out some time in early 2011. I'm certain they're terribly embarrassed by that but it's obvious that they found some serious bug in the 64 bit version and very honorably decided to go back to the drawing board. Now if an end user wanted to raise a fuss, there's a DAW that was promised a free upgrade to 64 bit six months ago
, and NONE of the classical and film score composers on the DP forums are raising a stink. They know MOTU want to release a 64 bit version and they know it won't happen until it's ready, so why get upset about it? Granted they tend to be an older crowd but still.
Also seriously, I love the hell out of Live, but it's only a mediocre choice for doing classical, Pro Tools is the only one of the DAWs I mentioned that's even less suited for it. I'm not knocking you for attempting to, or wanting to, just pointing out that you're in a minority and minorities are not paid much attention to by companies wishing to stay solvent. People I guess could have been more polite, but the intolerance you showed in your indignation at Ableton for not complying to your feature request is going to rile some. Like I said, Live is not alone, of the older DAWs it's only a little over half that have 64 bit. Also, and this is a big one, I am absolutely certain that Ableton are working on a 64 bit version. No DAW manufacturer is wanting to be last in line to 64 bit.
Read that last part in bold a couple times if it hasn't sunk in. Also, and this is also big, some of us don't have 64 bit OS compatible machines, we need Live 8 as stable as possible in 32 bit mode, that's what we
paid for, and any decent company would bug fix and do their best to honor that. You haven't paid for a 64 bit Live, in fact Ablelton have never promised a 64 bit Live on any timeline, ever.
The only thing Ableton have promised is that they're working on it.
Don't expect a free 64 bit version of Live 8 just because other companies gave the 64 bit version away, there's no indication I've seen that Ableton will. Expecting that a new .xx release of Live 8 will pop up as 64 bit is asking for something you were never promised. The basic gist is this, we all want 64 bit, but most of us know that it's better to have a stable 32 bit version and that Ableton are not lazy. They also want to be 64 bit, right now Sonar, Reaper, Cubase and Logic are kicking their butt in that department, and I'm sure it's important to them. Here's a wild speculation for you; maybe they want to use the extra RAM addressing to make it possible to load the entire Live Set into RAM, considering that Live is essentially not unlike a sample player this would make sense, and might create a huge rewrite to implement. So it could turn out that although they're taking longer, Live benefits even more than the other DAWs do from 64 bit.