Yes, no reason to take it as a personal affront Jonas. Just humor in light of the many previous times this has come up and how a few people, while making some good suggestions and offering great reasoning, still.... take it soooo seriously.
In defense of my "wisecrack" I will again explain that I would be all for a few long overdue graphical updates.
However, at the same time, I feel that any time spent on that at the expense of (for example) expanding routing options, updating/expanding the Piano roll/CC programming functions, and many other functional updates, is time poorly spent.
Also, having tested/used/observed many of the competitors, I must say I don't "get" the comparison that many of them "look" better in any great way. Several are actually not only quite unattractive, but the graphic designs impede their function far more than improve it. I have yet to use a single competing product and think "Wow, this GUI is really great!"
Several have some functional features I wish Mixcraft had though......
But Mixcraft just works. That's why I still use it.
And yes, as pointed out, we can make some graphical changes ourselves. If you care to learn some relatively basic programming/graphic design skills.
Several of us did that and exchanged ideas some time back, and several of those ideas were incorporated into the current design. I would note that as far as I am aware, no one did a major graphic overhaul.
What I learned during that little exercise was that it was very time consuming and that every time there was an update to Mixcraft, the new download eliminated my work and my files had to be swapped back in. Seeing as I was doing beta testing, that was happening frequently. And for what? In the end, it was all time lost that could have been invested into learning about, or actually creating music/audio itself.
But that's me. An opinion. I am not in any way trying to change yours.
But still, if you have some specific suggestions, by all means put it in the suggestions thread! There have been some really good ideas on this subject (and others) shared there.
Some people just want to debate the wood strips on the sides of the mixer. And some of us might find that funny after a while.