> Electronica, and if RG did not exist, I would probably be
> left without ANY solution. After buying my MIDI keyboard,
> things improved dramatically. But I don' think that should
> prohibit me from criticizing the software...
Go ahead, use whatever you want.
You have your choices, bitch and moan, with that kind of bitching, you already know what you will get in return.
Or, there are many choices you can choose, some of which may be:
1) If you use Linux, go back to pay for Windows, and use whatever you think is good, or better than RG. If those are freeware, great. If those are nag-ware, put up or pay up. If those are payware, put up and see if bitching and moaning to them would make their software any more useful to you. I have seen many commercial crapwares out there (not just for music) that the opensource crap code is still much better than what I had do deal with those commercial (crap) apps.
2) Find something better, anything. Use it and forget RG.
3) Fix it, it is open source. If you can't read code or write code... Forget it!!!
4) Roll your own. Write your own software, let's see if you can do any better. If you can't write code... Forget it!!!
5) Pay someone enough so they can write the software to your liking. Hope you have enough dough, software developers don't work for peanuts.
Fill in the blanks for more choices. I won't mention some more obvious options (which may or may not work out) that seem to be beyond your reasoning at the moment.
Of course, all the options above may not work out at all. No software is perfect, I'm pretty sure of that.