Please consider it!
At least open-source the protocols used between totalmix and the hardware so we can control it ourselves...
No one seems to care (except XMOS which are doing a great job on some DJ-mixer systems that just works!)
I don't get why the hardware controls such as gain, phantom etc isn't exposed via UAC Feature units, then it would work out-of-the-box with ALSA Mixer for instance. Just the way USB Audio device Class was designed to work.
MOTU has the same lockdown and weird proprietary control software... I really hope there is a soundcard maker that realizes this soon and just drop the fuzz and makes a rock solid USB soundcard which is 100% class compliant.