Recommendation: Have Studio One's Performance Monitor show 1) show the overall CPU load spread out across all cores (new functionality) in addition to 2) the maximum CPU load of the most stressed core (current functionality).
Overall CPU: ~8%
Max Core: ~61%
Background: Studio One's Performance Monitor currently only shows the CPU load of the most stressed core. This certainly contributes to Studio One's reputation as a "CPU Hog." Example: a new user loads a CPU intensive plugin in Studio One and sees 60% CPU usage on the Performance Monitor, while Reaper shows 8% CPU usage,
Meanwhile, if you look in Windows Task Manager's Performance tab, CPU usage may be nearly identical between both DAW's.
Impact of Current Functionality: Users come to the conclusion that 1) Studio One is much less efficient than Reaper (or buggy), and 2) they can only run one instance of the plugin, neither of which are true.