I fucking agreed with you 100%......About the fucking swearing, i seen worst....... :) :)
I'm glad you guys agree, but it appears that neither of you knows what you're talking about.
One, this thread is about modern pop music. I don't know anyone who's making hit records using pre-made loops. Rather, I know several very talented musicians using a plethora of tools from every era to create music (case in point, look at the video I posted in the What Have You Done Lately thread).
Two, Roland Junos and Jupiters and Sequential Circuits Prophets DEFINITELY had presets, unless you're talking about synths even earlier than that, like a Minimoog D... Oh wait, those came with recommended settings in the manual...