...And if i'm wrong and turns out Arturia never had made a claim to release templates for the CS-80/ARP 2600 etc, then my sincerest apologizes. Needless to say there is some major confusion on what will be released as far as updates for the Origin, please clear that up for us.
The CS-80 and the ARP-2600 templates are the only remaining ones. For a little while the Origin webpage listed a Prophet 5 template, but this was an error.
When we have the CS and ARP templates (and I believe we will), the only thing missing from the original specification is VST integration, and I haven't seen any details on what exactly that would incorporate (patch editing? audio?). On the other hand, we have gotten several new modules, effects and other features which were never in the original specs, which is very nice.
We also have the developers sepaking directly to us - a VERY rare thing, which tells me that they stand by their product.
Personally I don't need VST integration, and my guess is that that's one feature that would quickly exhaust the development resources. I'd love to see the CS and ARP templates, but my personal wish for the Origin is just improving the stability, and if possible some goodies from my wishlist
...As Philippe has told us, he has to ask permission (=money) to work with bug fix updates. Not very promising for big updates with new templates... Hopefully I am wrong.
It's completely normal in a company that the management decides how resources are allocated. Developers can't just do what they personally please. Just because Philip has to run things past the management doesn't mean it won't happen.
There has been speculation about this since I got my Origin, and in the mean time we've actually had several significant upgrades... I think Arturia sees the importance of following the Origin through, even if the final specification may deviate somewhat from the original one. In any case, IMO we already have is a marvelous instrument - the rest is icing on the cake.