Very well said!
Even though I am just a 'bedroom tinkerer', this issue matters to me for precisely the reasons you outline at the end. I have no personal need for 64bit, VST3.x, Mac OS etc.; but I DO want to continue to use my favourite DSP mangling software in the future
You also mention the reputation for high CPU - which is also related to being 'behind the times' - i.e. even in assembly, we still only have access to a handful of the SSE2 op-codes, let alone later, more efficient extensions to the SIMD instruction set - presumably all of SM's built in primitives are also programmed using 'legacy' CPU instructions.
Unless they start to bring these factors up to date, lack of sales will eventually force them to stop selling, updating and supporting SM - in the worst case, leading to OutSim going out of business altogether.
For the many 'amateurs' here, our livelihood and professional status may not be damaged by this, as it would be for a 'pro' - but if we want to continue to use this software, we are still affected.
Feel free to use any schematics and algorithms I post on the forum in your own designs - a credit is appreciated (but not a requirement).
Don't stagnate, mutate to create. Without randomness and serendipity the earth would be just another barren rock.