And so, version 6 came along and still this problem isn't addressed. I just can't understand why PreSonus just seems to totally ignore this issue. It annoys me - no, it doesn't only annoy me, it really irritates me every single time I use Studio One. It's a marvelous piece of software but I just can't ever get used to this thing. As far as I'm concerned, this is a total usability mistake. I would love to hear opinions by UI/UX experts on this subject. I'm positive that a very frequent gesture such as scrolling on a program that constantly has the potential to screw your work is a UX design mistake.
If any of the developers ever gets to read this, I'd like to propose to them a mental exercise: imagine a situation where when you are writing your code in Visual Studio or whatever you use, sometimes when scrolling around the C++ code would accidentally get changed. Or imagine scrolling through a Word document and see the text get changed sometimes.
Because this is exactly how this feature feels to me when using Studio One. Mouse wheels are for scrolling, not value changes. This is the accepted behavior in software, learned through years of muscle memory in every other app. Besides, it isn't even good for the task because it's just way too sensitive in most cases.
And it's so frustrating because I can't imagine this being a very complex option to implement (I say this being a developer myself, but I could be wrong - I don't know the code). All I want is a preference, because some people might like it, to disable the mouse wheel action on the console for EVERY parameter - not just the faders. It's equally bad with panning or even track colors.
For what is worth, the Cubase forum also has several threads discussing this annoying behavior, which is also a thing in that software.