At the end of the day it seems like all the controllers are a compromise with serious drawbacks EXCEPT the Nuage....which would cost about $24,000 for a master section and fader bank. I'm not willing to pay the cost of a downpayment for a house on a controller at this point, so I think I'm just going to go with a little single Presonus Faderport since it gives me transport as well as a fader for automation (covers about 80% of my control surface needs) plus the single user assignable button will let me change monitors in Cubase's control room. Then I can use the $23, 850 that I save towards outboard gear. Ha!
Well I just rented the faderport for the day...they don't work on 64 bit Macs running Cubase.
Or is it a Cubase problem?