Yes, I heard this answer other times and also from other software companies. I’ll leave my arguments here anyway.
Look: I love your product; I tried it on windows and I found it unbelievably good; but I can’t use and will never buy it, it since my setup is linux. I understand you have no budget to get staff specifically working on linux, but on the other hand you would get some more traction if you embrace linux users.
U-he, bitwig and pianoteque did that and I guess it’s clear that they got some good advantage by that (look at the growth of bitwig, which is a competitor to nothing less than Ableton live!). I do believe linux users are a fraction of bitwig’s users that are significantly more vocal and more attached to the product than the rest. I simply can’t switch to live, for instance, so I became a supporter of bitwig.
Also, just to be very clear and direct: I do think support for linux should NOT be your concern; if you sell cross-platform licenses you can let people just be “beta testers” for the linux version until you have a large enough user base. I don’t think many linux-audio producers would complain.
eagerly awaiting for news (since a couple of years) on the topic.