I can't help but think that this update was hastily engineered and pushed out to the user community. What I found interesting, and applauded, was the Public Beta - but did that actually do much to help in the Quality Control of this release? From what I've been reading, there are a number of 'open bugs' that people reported during the Beta that were not resolved in the Final release (just search posts from 'von Bordwehr' for example). It is also my understanding that there are bugs in 3.3 that have not been resolved with the release of 3.4 (I do not have examples off hand). This troubles me for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I come from a Computer Engineering day job myself, where I work for a large corporation and I make decisions and designs that affect the company corporate wide. I know what it takes to properly engineer a solution, especially when involving Beta testers. If you open Beta testing to the public and ask for feedback on issues, then those issues should be corrected, or at least addressed in some manor, prior to release. Secondly, NI already has a horrible reputation for its customer service. People who have used both Rane's SSL and NI's Traktor attest that the service from Rane is exponentially better than that of NI. Now NI has released another buggy update to its powerful flagship product. I'm finding it difficult to understand why NI would rather tarnish its reputation more instead of trying to take steps to resolve it. I want to believe that 3.4 wasn't an update in order to fulfill some sort of 'update schedule', but that's what it's looking like. Perception is what this business is all about. Personally I would have rather seen an incremental 3.3 update that addressed known issues first. I would have then kept the 3.4 Beta open longer in order to address the issues people were reporting (more specifically, the ones that were documented so well and could be repeated by everyone). In the realty business, they say that the 3 most important things are 'location, location, location'. In the computer consumer world it's 'quality, quality, quality'...and I feel NI has let the ball slip on this one.