I'd like to respectfully offer some counterpoint. First let me say that I use both Studio One Pro and Ableton Live 10 Suite. I use the features listed above regularly in Live 10 and know their value, so I am not disputing the value of these features. What I would like to challenge is whether or not these features are the right direction for Studio One and what is best for Studio One in general.
I bought into Studio One at v3 because Studio One had proven itself as an actual, viable alternative to Pro Tools. Studio One excels at recording, mixing, and mastering workflows. This is an area where Live 10 and Bitwig are notably quite weak. I found Studio One v3 to be easy, quick, intuitive, lightweight, and extremely stable even with complex mix sessions using tons of plugins, parallel processing, and side chaining. Studio One v3 never crashed on me once. I am on Studio One v4.6 now, and still find it to be extremely reliable and my tool of choice for recording, mixing, and mastering.
Stability and reliability are my top priorities. I don't want to have to think about the work arounds, or constantly saving, or features that don't really work well in a DAW. I just want to use a DAW as a reliable tool to get work done. Both Studio One v3 and v4 have been this reliable tool for me.
With v5, it seems Presonus is attempting to becomes all things to all people. It seems that Studio One as a product that is a true, viable alternative to Pro Tools just isn't bringing enough market share to Presonus. Sure, v5 has added many new features to appeal to a broader audience, but v5 is still quite unstable compared to the rock-solid reliability of v3 and v4. With new features come new bugs. I'm waiting to upgrade v5, but consistently read about stability issues that postpone that decision.
At bottom, my concern is that if Presonus continues down this path of trying to appeal to a broader user base by chasing functionality available in other DAWs, rather than focusing on stability/reliability and perfecting the recording, mixing, and mastering capabilities, they will destroy Studio One as a true alternative to Pro Tools. I get that Presonus may have made a decision to pursue a broader audience, and that is their choice, but core users who valued Studio One as a rock-solid, premiere tool for recording, mixing, and mastering will begin to look elsewhere.
I acknowledge that my opinion may represent the minority, but felt it needed to be respectfully voiced just the same.