Thanks for the news.
I just went to see their video about the new version, confirmed the HD graphics, bought it, and am downloading it now. Why did I buy it immediately after reading your news?
I haven’t updated since 7.x. Why?
I refused to continue squinting at tiny pixelated graphics for the rack, and didn’t want to use workarounds to enlarge things. I’m not even on a high-PPI machine. I am still on an old 27" iMac 12,2. Still, Reason is uncomfortable to look at. I swore I wouldn’t spend money on Reason again until the UI was modernized with larger bitmaps. I told Propellerhead (and I refuse to accept the stupid new company name) that I only wanted ONE thing: HD graphics. I specifically did NOT want a flattened “minimalist” design.
So it looks like they kept the rack design largely the same, only larger and higher-PPI graphics. That’s what I wanted. That’s what I asked for, for YEARS now. So, fair is fair: I paid 'em for the new version.
There’s probably a LOT of new stuff for me in v12, since I haven’t upgraded since v6, so the upgrade price is reasonable (no pun intended).