Thanks for the prompt reply, but I'll point out that the whole point of ACPU -is- to send an image to the printer without modification. That's what Adobe gave us specifically for that purpose, since many of us (not a "very, very small subgroup of a subgroup") need to make profiles. That's what Adobe themselves suggested I use to get around the fact that CS6 can no longer send unaltered data to the printer.
I'm not so sure that's a minor issue, actually.
And, I'm afraid that I simply cannot accept the "market pressures" argument when dealing with a professional tool. It's too convenient a reply, and is used for everything these days. Sure, mass marketing is the be-all and end-all in some eyes. After all, it's about the money, isn't it? And, even if it is "reacting to vendor and market demands" that doesn't mean it isn't dumbing-down! :-)
But at $700 - $1000, I don't want the latest iteration of a tool I use to make a living, offered up with -less- features than it had before.
Yes (thanks) I have noted this on the QTR group; The Piezography group and the Adobe Forums (whence I got the "use ACPU" advice.)
But I'd have thought that here on LL, the complete loss of the ability to send a file unaltered to the printer would be at least of modest interest... not to mention that I'll wager there are more than a couple of Piezography users lurking about... :-)
Thanks again for the prompt and courteous reply.