Why include controller-only features (like the velocity sensitive keyboard in a non-velocity-sensitive synth) if it can't be used as a proper controller?
I'm feelin you, but I think Bruno and the Arturia loyal fanboys here will tell you that the Minibrute has 'Alternative' DAW controller features and that it 100% can be used as a DAW controller (just not at the same time as using it as a synthesizer).
They will also tell you to be patient, stop complaining and remind you that it is being considered in a Firmware update (even though the start date of this thread is July 2012).
The Minibrute is a nice synth and some may call it 'quirky', but if you read through the forum threads you can see the amateurish way this synth has been designed/built. Lots of manufacturing/quality issues, a number of questionable design decisions and a few glaring errors.
I bet the Novation Bass Station 2 has midi local on/off!