"Expect" was not the word I used. Mixbus was released as a full featured DAW, but unfortunately it was not. Instead (after sales) they gave me the advice to use it as an external summer. Why isn't that stated in the official product description? So in that regard the product always fell short regarding usability. Now they released a native plugin version of (only a part of) the same product. I just HOPED that it would be a discounted or free product for users who already spent hundreds on the same software (the code in the 32C plugin probably is the same or very similar as the channelstrip part in Mixbus 32C).
But now I don't care anymore because I'm more than happy with my current DAW that does everything I ever dreamed of, and way more (also sound-wise). Harrison pretends that 32C is the best sounding DAW ever. It probably is when you're specifically looking for only that specific Harrison console sound. (One of the many many colours.).
I totally agree. Users of the Mixbus 32C should be offered a discount price. Sure, the launch price is already discounted, but nevertheless, we have channel strips from Plugin Allianace which seem at least of comparable quality (better, IMO) that have been also on sale in nore than one occasion for 49,00. Harrison doesn't care pof their customers, and this will lead them to failure, sooner or later.