Haha. Dead right, @WillieB.
You’d think, if the last [mostly] usable, well-reviewed version of a product was one released five years ago, prior to a slew of unrequested, unnecessary, cumbersome changes, it would be cause for some serious introspection, for those who make it.
Not these guys!
I guess the developers must be independently wealthy and not have to care about whether anything they produce attracts and retains a paying user base. From the godawful UX and lack of any meaningful changes, to address yearslong, persistent issues, that is all I can assume. Apparently, they only make software to make themselves happy and hope that maybe they can sucker some people into paying for their output, along the way. Either that, or Audirvana is a side hustle for them.
Here’s a crazy idea: If the last version of the software that worked really well on Apple devices and didn’t require insane compromises and sacrifice functionality, in order to work on both Apple and Windows platforms, was the one that you made, prior to trying to become Windows-compatible, why on earth not just make completely different Apple and Windows versions???
As always, I defy anyone who has used both version 3.2.20 and anything that has come since to tell me what makes either the 3.5 interface, which was laughably amateurish, or the Štûdïø interface, more functional than the 3.2 iTunes-style interface.
While you’re at it, please explain how on earth big, rectangular, wasted, blurred blobs of color, 1% occupied by text, serve ANYONE better than a simple column browser?! If Apple caved to user base pressure to restore it in iTunes, there’s a pretty good chance it’s hard to do better, when navigating a large, local library.
Moreover, the same version that last had such an easy, efficient, intuitive browser ALSO STILL supports DLNA on MacOS, free of issue! Can you imagine, such a thing, in the 1990’s?!