Cubase, Digital Performer, ProTools (and surely a host of others) incorporate the use of what appears to be a standard for a DAW looking up external MIDI device patch names and device configurations. These files are .middev (defining manufacturer devices) and .midnam (which specify the patch names). Since "the wheel has been built" here, in that many, many of these files already exist and are a defined standard out there, it seems like it wouldn't be that much to ask for PreSonus to code in the reference to look them up and assign them. This functionality should also include calling up patches from the patch list. Just look at how Cubase or DP do it, as they do it well. I realize that users today seem to run mostly virtual synths, but those of us who have been doing this for decades have racks of outboard synths, effects processors, and what have you which all respond to MIDI patch commands. It is *extremely* handy to have the DAW call up the proper patches for the song/project in use, rather than having to turn away from the computer and put your hands on the rack, turning knobs, punching buttons, etc.
I am hopeful that you will undertake this little coding project. Thanks for what appears to be an otherwise great product. (I'm demoing it presently.) I love the other PreSonus gear that I own. Best regards.