I see you -still- didn't read even the first line you quoted. Or couldn't abide in its premise. Keep fighting for that point everybody already agrees with!
meanwhile, kons made a reasonable point about seeing the low price of B gear having a positive effect on boutique if the rest of that gear budget is spent there.
That's a pretty big if
And before that, kons touched on an area we don't pay much attention to, with a -IMO- misguided attempt to require Uli use nefarious means to re-use Arturia molds and such.
Here's the reality. He wouldn't need to. We should all know by now that if you're not paying for something of good value, YOU are the product. Data has become gold in this age and we all trade -knowingly or not- an incredible and valuable amount of it for our 'free' email and internet resources of various type. What nobody seems to notice is that the now essentially 'free' PCBs we've all been buying are part of this too. And it's well known fact for more than PCBs. There are many countries who do not protect IP the way we in the USA -or other countries of similar take on the matter- expect them to.
When you send your product files 'offshore' you are also giving them away to -possibly- be cloned. Period.
Extreme low cost always
has a downside. Always
. Often hidden to the greatest degree possible, but still there. Ignore it at your -ultimate- peril.
What is there to say about something -still unshipped and without even demos- which is presented as identical in every visible way to something already existing and well known? Added to by B's admission that this is their true and intended result? Along with their statement -which I already brought up in this thread- that any new features -when compared to Arturia's product- would only become apparent when their DAW ships and only for those DAW users. Not much to talk about. Grab a keystep owners manual and wait to look for Swings new B-DAW features when they both finally appear.