You're right, of course. They CAN not add anything to the machine.
Maybe I'm assuming too much, but I think there's something that feels like something a black Elektron needs to have...
The Sysex thing is one.
In mute mode, pressing Func while muting/unmuting allows you to do it to multiple tracks when you release func.
There's no way to loop a sample preview while trimming.
Mainly small workflow stuff is the stuff I kind of expect to be added. But yeah, fully agree with the 'assumptions lead to disappointment' point you made