Sam just posted that the new firmware will increase assignable learns from 12 to unlimited. I actually don't know why I'm so excited about this change as it's relatively minor & won't make a huge increase in my productivity but I'm ecstatic about it. Maybe it's just knowing Rohan & Ian are so responsive to users or that I get to twiddle more knobs. Anyway, onto my main, semi-related point ...
One of my main frustrations with the Deluge (I like it very much ... almost love it ...) is what appears to be programmer-designed limits into the machine. Rohan usually gets most of the interface decisions right, that's why the box is so nice but in weird, mostly minor cases, it's like he's deciding how you should use the box .... like why can't I MIDI-assign the OSC TYPE? Why can't I drone-note/stretch a kick-drum? Not sure why I wanted to but sometimes the best shit comes out of not doing things the way they're supposed to. Whole pieces of music history have come out of people not using things the way they were supposed to.
I was a programmer in a previous life & it always amazed me just how quickly it took for testers to do things with/to my program which I never intended. Now, I don't know if the Deluge limits are imposed by hardware but for those that aren't, might I respectfully request that Rohan err on the side of no limits? Users may surprise you with where they take this box, though judging from the artist packs, it's aimed beyond the techno/club/dance/hip hop set, in which case less limits is essential.