requested features not being implemented
That's the main problem. A lot of people usually like their DAW, but think it lacks maybe a couple things that would really make it shine. It takes time for new versions to be released, so if you see an update and what you want is not included, you know you'll have to wait longer, and you can also feel like you're not being listened to.
Honestly, some of these DAWs should just start copying each other and give the people what they want. Great for publicity and getting those user requested features out of the way. Mixcraft has done it many times - Bitwig clip launcher directly on the side of arrange window (exact copy), clip editing and the works on the bottom like Ableton or a variety of other DAWs, controls for FX bin and everything right on the track to a stupid simple manor like Sonar, 64 bit mix engine and such to keep up with Reaper/Cubase/etc... and it's one of the cheapest DAWs out there as well! I don't think I have ever seen a single complaint about Mixcraft online.
Now take Ableton for example. I don't use Live, but I have poked around it. But they put the writing on the wall for where they will go as a company with this update.
1. 10 versions and still no comping. Why? Do they even care at this point?
2. Still does not support VST3. You can use Stagecraft Universal Plug to get them in, but it looks bad to not support it natively and you need to pay for Universal Plug.
3. Can't adjust automation curve points to an exact number value
These seem like obvious things that a music production program would have, or something that it would gain naturally as it's the next logical step. However, they just aren't addressing them and a lot of time has passed. But they spent time making a new wavetable synth...
This is why people are annoyed.
People want to feel like their priorities matter and they also want to see each product evolve in a way that gives it new features, new things they'll use. But there are rarely any big user feedback driven development teams, so you get whatever they think you want instead. Usually these never align so in each new update, you have people not always angry about what was introduced, but how what was introduced took precedent over something else that they think should have had time spent on. Imagine asking for healthy food so you can lose weight but instead your parents come back with junkfood and crap or instead come with food that you can't consume or has little nutritious value. Like what the hell!?