Quote Chris Edwards:
I find this aspect of Logic a little more convoluted than in Cubase. But I'll maybe get used to it one day
Hm. When I want another track on the same audio channel or instrument, I just hit F3, which is my "Create track for same object" key command. F4 does "create track with next object". Use them all the time.
So a new track is just one key press away - not particularly convoluted
I think what most often happens with non-Logic users is they don't understand that with most other daws, a horizontal arrange track is always tied to one particular mixer channel, it's a one-to-one relationship.
In Logic, it has this (absolutely awesome feature I've relied on for years) that there is no direct relationship between horizontal arrange "tracks" and the things that the regions on those tracks "play through" - whether it's an audio channel 4 object, or a software channel 17 object, or an environment arpeggiator object or any other environment object.
This means you can have multiple horizontal arrange tracks all playing through the same audio channel, or all playing the same software instrument etc - great for arranging.
Once you understand this relationship, then it'll appear (hopefully) less convoluted. It's a power user feature for sure, and one that you don't have to take advantage of (and Logic 8's new track creation features and other gui reworkings try to hide this a little bit) but it's a handy one.
Sometimes people think some things are way more complicated than they actually are. Want another track? - just create one...