No matter how much patience I tried to have, SX3 is the worst Cubase version I have ever used.
The potential is there but in a real life situation, when the client is breathing down your neck, you just can't afford the unpredictable behavior of 3.01 (and 3.0)
I understand a lot of people are happy with it and that means they don't have to deal with the crap I have to deal with.
I have been a Cubase owner for about 15 years now. A happy customer, until now.
3.0 is shelved. I am staying with 2.2 until Steinberg gets their act together.
Maybe it is that SX3 doesn't like Tyan dual Mobo, maybe the fact that I use SX with video and Quicktime is the reason. Maybe the fact that I also use FX Teleport has to do with it. Maybe it is because I bring projects from 2.2 into 3.
Whatever the reason, I got ripped off, spending money that Steinberg pocketed and never delivered on their promise of a great version.
I couldn't care less about all the extra features. Give me a stable DAW!
I'll give it a few extra months and if nothing changes, I am switching.
Edited: well hmmm , I finally got a new computer and after a few days spent fine tuning my system, Cubase SX3.02 is very solid. This above post was writen under extreme frustration and since I cannot change its title, here is my apology for unfair and inexact assessment.