I spent $600 on Maschine after going to a demo that Josh(the guy in the official video) did at a store in San Francisco. I also read about the product and visited the NI website before I pruchased last March. At that time I was pretty clear that Maschine would not directly output midi to make it completely useful in a daw but NI said an update would arrive shortly to make this happen. Five months later no update but the promise of a public betea which is also missing in action. If Maschine is working well for you why don,t you stop bitching at people who simply want to get "lost in the workfow" as advertised. Stop trying to blame the customer and go get "lost"