Upload & Sell: On
Rajan, would love to see a pix of your setup highlighting how you've handled cabling and boxes. Would be instructive for all of us.
I think my use of the phase "dumbed down interface" was unfortunate and didn't convey what I was really trying to talk about. I am quite familiar with a command line interface having once been a UNIX sys admin. I won't even pretend to claim I'm still conversant with the BASH shell, VIM, and the nuances of command modifier strings. It's clearly a use or lose it thing and I haven't used it in years. I do still perform specific operations at the terminal mostly relating to modifying some of OSX's presets. When doing so, I am cautious and keep a backup of the original file.
What I was trying to get at with my "dumbed" statement was the sense that Apple is attempting to converge the interfaces of all of its devices (I think this is a known fact) and that doing so to a workstation can be, and I believe is, counter productive for those of us who are using these powerful devices to do complex creative tasks.
In my case in addition to substantial photo processing I also do some contract CAD work and still do a fair amount of statistical analysis for various entities. In other words, I have complex data sets, use multiple tools, require powerful modeling devices, and output in several ways. I don't have an iPad though I do use an iPhone. It is relatively self-contained. I use it as a phone, a web browser and have a few apps like a star chart and reference material. I'm guessing I don't use the "smart" phone like many do.
Like most of us I'm pretty well tied to Adobe until/unless something better happens. Using their tools in a closed environment, i.e., without easy and regular access to the source files would be difficult to impossible. I'm well aware that Apple is no longer a computer company and that those of us who are deeply invested in their ecology are no longer particularly important to the corporate bottom line. What I was trying to communicate is that it would be - to me - of great value if I had control of what the interface showed or didnít show and it is infinitely irritating to have a procedure that has worked in a particular way since say System 6 abruptly change without warning or apparent rationale.
I'm well off post processing here, so I'll stop, though I would really love to see a pix of Rajan's set up.