The deeper discussion is from 29:19 if you wish to skip forward.
I know this is posted in the Kitchen and some feel that means that they can be total pork chops. Please don't. This is not about any particular Dev (even tho a few are targeted) but the mindset that so many are furthering. Remember that in the kids' tale, most of the adults see that the Emperor is naked, but play the poisoned game for fear of losing status. only the child dares say what is clearly the case. That is part of my point.
If you like the game, fine. But my deeper Q is:
Does anyone really benefit from it?
From what I note, apart from the few who like to play the game on us, most who "go along" do not benefit. Any time I look to see what those who like to act badly to others whilst claiming how Pro they and their DAW/VST are have nothing to show for themselves at all. Which begs the Q: if you, your DAW, and VST were so amazingly Pro, where is the amazingly Pro work? Or commonly even any work at all?
Let's be more honest with ourselves and realize that much of what is happening in the DAWsphere these days is tainted, if not totally poisoned by this mindset, and rise above it. that is the way we have the best opportunity of doing things of value.