I’m increasingly losing interest in Live. It is garbage for sequencing MIDI gear - there is still no proper way to use MIDI CCs on Push without resorting to cumbersome M4L devices. Using the MIDI map mode to map external MIDI CCs to Macros is problematic on various fronts. The Push integration is still lame (obvious when undoing an action done in Push from Live’s menu). Push 2’s fancy graphics use a lot of CPU from the computer. Parameter automation on Push is lame compared to Maschine and Elektron’s implementations.
The snap to grid when editing MIDI clips with the mouse often refuses to work, the way MIDI clips are shown is constantly annoying as there is no consistency and I’m always having to zoom in or out. There is no “fold notes” on Push’s step sequencer so you have to hunt down the notes you want to edit by scrolling up and down the octaves, etc etc.
it’s OK if you’re just using sample loops but if you want to sequence other gear it just doesn’t quite cut it.
When I first started using Live the Session mode with the clips and scenes was exciting but I’m finding it becomes a hurdle when you want to actually arrange a track with some structure. I keep getting stuck in improvisation mode by endlessly combining different clips and never getting around to arranging.
tl;dr: Too many options, not enough limitations to make you focus. Lame MIDI control.