You've obviously not used Cubase 6 then?... loads of room when designed properly!
I have to ask - were you around on the old forums, at v6.0/6.5..?
Then you will remember like me, all the dozens upon dozens of posts whinging and complaining about the (f)ugly and old mixer in Cubase:-
- "Steinberg, when are we getting a redesigned mixer - its 2010 for god's sake..! I want to see Inserts and Sends at the same time"
- "Come on SB, get with the program.! This mixer is way past its sell-by date; ugly, complicated, ergonomically backward, not scaleable. Look at Studio One, or Reaper, or even Reason with their new 'SSL' type console...".
- "I'm telling you, if this doesn't get updated soon, I'm seriously thinking about switching my main DAW".
- "This mixer is OLD Steinberg - we need a better design mixer like NOW..!!"
etc, etc, etc... and on and on it went...
Whats Steinberg to do..?
So, to now.
I, as a couple of others here have said, like the new clean look too. I work on albums (mostly audio) with track counts averaging 70+ As soon as I started 'migrating' to the new v7.0 edition, I admit it did take til v7.5 before I found I was good/comfortable enough (and things were working well enough..!) that I could stop my occasional trips back to v6.5. And, I haven't since.
Having said all that, I'll go with any improvements/solutions from SB, to the 'hovering' access to controls that you and others are continually frustrated and annoyed by - as long as we don't go back to the 'clutter-fest' that was previous to C7
I agree that 6's mixer needed improving!.. that's not the issue, the issue is the hovering around for buttons to appear, fix the hover button issue and all will be good in Cubase land again!;)