I know nothing of any "failings" but I've always seen the Steinberg/Yamaha affiliation as a good thing, being a long time user of Yamaha products, as well as a Steinberg user :ugeek:
I got depressed when Pinnacle (weak consumer based Co) bought SB.
I celebrated when Yamaha took over.
Yamaha has the Hardware Technology, Size, and Market Muscle to position SB for the Biggest Studios and Post Facilities if they choose to. This is win/win for both companies. Yamaha's Final Frontier, as it were.
They seem to be creeping in that direction.
It does have to make business sense, though.
Hope it does.