I'm not taking part (or taking sides) anymore in the debate over the direction of Reaktor (since the introduction of the new Blocks / Racks features), but there's been similar unease among those users (including super-users and developers like herw, who have added greatly to the value of the product) as to that product's direction and target market.
NI's been responsive to questions and suggestions in their forums, if a bit defensive (sometimes uncalled for IMHO, sometimes not, since I empathize with a developer defending themselves against negative accusations based on assumptions about their intent, as in "you're just doing that to sell more this and don't care about us", etc.)
You can have a reasonable, civilized opinion (maybe not here
) about a developer's decisions , and it looks like NI's product line is leaning in a direction that rewards investment in their ecosystem - there's nothing unethical about that at all, just a business decision, but one that has a lot of pitfalls in the music industry. Super 8 looks like it's being positioned as an introduction to synthesis and a companion to the inexpensive M32 controller (which I own, and even though I am not a Kompletionist, 'cause it's a great little 2 1/2 octave controller in its own right) - that's right there in the pic on their Super 8 page.
Massive X is a different product altogether and has a large potential market outside Komplete's user-base, and I can't imagine they'd hamstring it by forcing an investment in Komplete / NKS to make it even moderately usable.
So cautiously optimistic about things like a proper preset browser. I own Komplete and upgraded 'cause I do use enough Komplete instruments enough to make that investment worth my while, but I'm not invested in the ecosystem (I store my patches a Ableton presets, for example, to take advantage of the Rack groupings and macros). But I'm not investing my time heavily yet, since they'll probably be changes and better docs down the line. I'm thinking a lot of non-Komplete producers will wait until Black Friday - that may be NI's target for a more complete (no pun) package.