Quote The Elf:
Cubase grew from a MIDI-only product and still shows a lot of sophistication with MIDI that others seem to lack.
+1 .. been saying that (mostly to myself) for a long time; one would swear synthesis only existed as plug-in if one is to believe the "demand" for Ableton Live or Fruity Loops
It does remind one how complex or varied, different people approach the same task. Let's take programming a drum track to accompany a sequence of chords strummed on a guitar.
Now lets say my favourite snare sound is on my old Korg 03R, but I love the HHat sound from Toontrack Vintage - on a decent DAW, the ability to use both should be a relatively simple task.... nooorrt.