I agree that whining is problematic, but I also feel there needs to be an opportunity to make feature requests, and often the easiest way to describe such requests is by saying “in FCPX I can do this,” or “Premiere Pro lets me easily do that.” I think it’s often the tone that’s troublesome, and that may simply happen beause people feel they won’t be heard unless they somehow prove that the feature they’re requesting is absolutely necessary for LumaFusion to be taken seriously, so they go to rhetorical extremes. (I hope I’m not guilty of that behavior in the feature requests I’ve made.)
For me, the point of this forum is to have communication with other users and with the developers, and if there’s a feature that would make the app more useful for a majority of users, while still maintaining the sleek, elegant interface, I’d love to have the developers hear about it here.
So, the upshot is, if you have a feature you really want, let LumaTouch know, but don’t be annoying about it. Post the request, and if you have a suggestion for how to implement it, include that. (For instance, another thread is suggesting the ability to export a specific section of a timeline — suggestions on that thread include using the rumored-to-be-upcoming multiple-clip-on-the-timeline-selection tool, or the addition of a work bar on the timeline, or the addition of in-and-out points on the timeline to select the range of what gets sent to the renderer. All of these are practical suggestions for the implementation of the requested feature, and I suspect would be useful to the developers to get ideas going. Since most of us aren’t developers, though, and most of us don’t know how LumaFusion works under the hood, something that seems simple to us as end-users may be incredibly difficult to implement. We need to trust that the developers intent is to create the best editing app they can—not to be arbitrarily recalcitrant about features some of us think would be awesome.)
Also, remember to be patient. LumaTouch is a small development house that’s doing something truly remarkable with this application. It takes time — sometimes a LOT of time — to add even a simple feature to an app. Badgering them won’t make it happen any faster, but will make the forum a less pleasant place to get support for the use of this remarkable tool.