Rob, what we want is to release first-class instruments for the musician, being amateur or professional, and incidentally we don't want the protection system to be an hassle for you.
The fact is that operating any* Arturia synthesizer you always need
a dongle, being virtual (Soft-eLicenser) or hardware (USB-eLicenser). Some users cannot stand hardware dongles, others find them much useful and secure (not related to computer OS health).
*will be factually exact once the ARP2600V is converted too.
"The" user does not exist, I mean it is not an homogeneous body at all. The only thing we can do is trying to solve a complicated equation which encloses (in no particular order): efficient anti-copy protection, technical feasibility, economical constraints, user's comfort, durability, combined Technical Support, etc.
If you have a magic solution to this tricky problem, please PM me. No editor has found the perfect solution till date, some are more user-oriented (and less or even no real protection), others are rather protective (and less or even no flexibility). We feel having reached an acceptable compromise with eLicenser.
Now, I don't really want this thread to go in flame war about protection systems (there are already KVR forums playground for this), all the more so we are in the Prophet-V Beta Test section, but for your immediate questioning:
_ If you want to use the synths on only one machine, just let the USB-eLicenser inserted and just forget about it.
_ If you want to use the synths on several machines, you definitely need the USB-eLicenser anyway.
So, we hardly see where the problem resides exactly, from a usability point-of-view.
If this is such a problem for you, please contact us through the Technical Support way, and we will try to find a technical solution.
Other topic: for the VST parameters exposition, each synthesizer update shows more but not *all*, strictly for technical reasons: choices done years ago can be hazardous (in terms of stability) to workaround today, and need deep rework.
But this is a point that is considered, yes.