I dont think putting things in boxes like ‘professional’, ‘amateur’, ‘producer’ or ‘musician’ is in any way the answer to this issue. In my opinion, you should decide for yourself what your goal is in making music, and which gear is best suited to help you do this.
As stated above, you might decide you’re just in it for the enjoyment of jamming on hardware devices, or you might get the most fun out of finishing tracks in ableton without using the fancy boxes the incrowd is using. There’s no right way to do it except for the way you like best.
The narrative that you have to have a certain way of working to turn into a pro is complete nonsense in my opinion, as most of the truly great music is the product of people using technology in ways that were completely original and unorthodox (ie: jimmy hendrix, king tubby, Grandmaster Flash, RZA, madlib). If any of these guys were thinking of the right and professional way to use their gear they wouldnt have come up with most of their classic music.
As for me: i like to see my digitakt as a sketchpad to jam on, which is a lot of fun and sparks creativity, and then track out and mix in a later stage, which is more of a chore needed to actually finish the track. Looking at this like seperate phases is very liberating to me.