Guys - if you're having problems with the favourites, get on to the tech support crew via the contact form.. there is a fix, basically what happens is if GURU can't write to the file system where it's supposed to store its favourites, it ends up storing them in a subdirectory of /temp, which of course ends up getting flattened periodically.
Jamester - we can't do everything at once, and those synths are really something special. If we thought they'd only be 'more of the same', we wouldn't be doing it.
Guru is not being EOL'ed, we have a 1.6 coming out RSN - we could have gone public beta with it already but we've been keeping it under wraps somewhat for our friends at Open Labs, who are integrating it in to their very, very cool Gen5 NeKo's with Bump-MP - which, by the way, is a KILLER combination, especially with the touch screen to boot.
What's quite funny with these clones - especially the MOTU one - is that they've copied the design so closely they've ended up doing a lot of things which we now, having been working with this stuff for 4.5 years, consider to be mistakes or at least sub-optimal design choices. I don't really want to go in to too much detail, as they'll probably just read it and copy that as well. @KeyMan - I'd be interested to hear (maybe privately, on email) what you consider to be 'right' marketing for something like GURU.
Doing this stuff *right* takes time, and lots of it.. if you remember with BFD 1.x, late in its life a couple of competitors (Addictive and Strike) caught up and maybe slightly overtook v1.. it's not something we lose sleep over, we can't expect to be an entire generation ahead of the likes of NI at all times.
Would also like to say.. all the suggestions in this thread so far are things we've been considering since, well, before we shipped GURU 1.0
For the time being though.. please have a little patience, and when these things get talked about, make sure the original is acknowledged!