The one thing they could have fixed in the matter of minutes for programmer - would be to allow multiple plugin paths, like in Reaper, just separate with semikolon after one another.
Once you entered every path you use - it seems to extract those paths and refresh in one go - but really feels neanderthal having it like that.
Once you enter every path you use.. not too far of from Reaper>> enter every path you use separated by a semicolon Oh in Samplitude we don't have to put semicolon..
I think you will find that Samplitude writes this to an ini file .. so I am about 90->95 % sure you only have to do it once... not so Neanderthal really,
You have to enter one path, scan, enter another path, scan and so forth.
But as I said, once doing that, it seems to extract from vstplugins.ini or whatever file that hold info.
It's even less work to handle rescan from mulitple paths entered once - than extract and fiddle with this which folders to rescan.
And you have to remember which folders you had entered in Samp - since there is no real plugin manager as other daws have.
Editing and removing one path and rescan - as an example - you have to remove vstplugins.ini completely. If you have them there editable, so easy and intuitive.
To split this into string tokens, from semicolon as separator, is done in minutes for a programmer. The just rescan each such token - done.
If no semcolon - scan path.
else If semicolon - split in tokens - and scan each.
It's soooooo simple to fix as one setting you enter, like in Reaper - or all other daws enter multiple paths in a list, which is tiny more work.
Especially since I had to clear, and not do VST3 stuff, since Samp ProX2 crashed doing that - I had to be selective what to scan. And some daws handle jBridge rather well and I include that path, others not and avoiding anything 32-bit. In my case that is four paths to enter over - once I found and removed vstplugins.ini.
I just feel it would fix a bunch of awkward operations you are in for doing the first install. It's so different you have to open help topic and read up on it - even.