rl wrote:so much time and effort spent in a product that has its last update so much time ago? - I hardly remember...
He he, I'll wring the last drop out of it yet!!
SM just suits my way of working the best, and I kind of enjoy the way my SM projects evolve into things I hadn't expected because of "mutations" that happened to make them fit "environmental pressures" better - those tangential developments, to work around things that can't be implemented, are part of the creative buzz for me.
I've also never been what you might call a decisive person; so the restrictions kind of give my builds a sense of direction that they wouldn't have if I had every possibility at my fingertips - my projects would languish in a mire of indecision otherwise!
If I were working to a specification (i.e. commercially) then I'm certain that I would crave more 'professional' tools - but when it comes to 'playing' I prefer my software to be as comfortable and familiar as my favourite guitar.
Obviously, the Trogluddite who bitches about SMs restrictions on the forum on a regular basis, must be an impostor
(I'm a firm believer in ridding myself of angst by showering my hi-tech gadgets with expletives - I feel so much calmer afterwards when I am in the company of humans!)