Agree completely. I primarily make music and I'm seriously considering buying Cubase even just having paid to upgrade to Nuendo 8.
I don't really want to make the time investment into arguing about what Steinberg should or shouldn't do since they get to decide for themselves, obviously. It just seems to me that Cubase has pushed so far ahead of Nuendo on a lot of key music making and workflow features it now outweighs the last of the differentiating factors within Nuendo for me. To think Nuendo was suddenly going to have everything in Cubase plus everything it has now plus more that works 100% properly is a bit naive and in the long run not worth the aggravation of clamoring for it.
To the various people here expressing their disappointment. At some point a few hundred dollars to make a change outweighs the wasted time and frustration. If, when you sit down in front of your system, you begin working with a sense of aggravation because of philosophical choices made by the company, I think you should have a look at what your time is worth. Life is short.