Given that often DAW discussion these days revolve around audio & VST strengths, issues etc. I could not help wonder whether users are exploiting the midi-to-hardware functions & features, and to what extent?
I spent some time recently trying to find the optimum configuration for composing using only my Roland Fantom X and
I have a Fantom G8, and a Korg Kronos, both workstations that are capable of multi-track recording: I don't use either for that purpose. In short, it's far too cumbersome to work on a workstation, when compared with a laptop/PC, and if you're all about recording an idea as quickly as you can then you'd have to go some way to beat a small 4-track SSD recorder.
If you're looking for something to record and progress ideas, over and above a quick recording on a 4-track, then I cannot see why you wouldn't use Cubase/Ableton etc, and use the Fantom as your sound generator. I wouldn't even bother with the internal FX on your Fantom either, and not because it's not very good, but because Cubase comes packaged with VST's that are for more useful/controllable for that very purpose.