No Midi Sequencer will ever have a tracker interface. As long as there are only 2 commercial companies on the pc market, that means cakewalk (klemm music) and cubase (steinberg), who will declare their systems as the stadard for music producing - they will simply not feel the need to add something which means to change the whole architecture of the program.
By the way…fruity loops f. i. is a tracker which also supports the vst interface, so that´s the way they all will go, sooner or later, I´d say.
But believe me or not, they will never change the whole sequencer because 150 out of millions of people would say so.
In fact you are able to use the audio tracks of your sequencer to integrate things done in your tracker.
This is a thing where renoise is extremely good, because you got a multitrack bounce, so you can use each track separately in your favourite sequencer if you want to.
hm…I´d say that depends on the base. I´m not into programming, but to me it looks like they`ve changend the basic interface. The patterns are like known (and work like known) with the exception that you´re using drummachine programming instead of typing orders.
Or at least I use it only for drumloops from time to time. However there are great songs made with it. And it’s surely a damn powerful application. Listen to the demosongs. Some are incredible!!! (XOR - “Driven”, Fuego - “SkyHigh”, “Momentum”, Yob - “BigBag” and many others)