first of all, I like max 5. The way workflow has improved is great and makes patching much more effective, easier and more fun. Of course there are many other small improvements which also make max a better package.
I am not too happy with the performance of max 5, especially when it comes down to working with large, nested bpatchers. This has been discussed here extensively and I am hopeful for improvements on this.
What strikes me more than that is the fact that c74 support is not what it used to be...
With the release of max 5.0.5 (a couple of months ago or so) a really nasty bug in pattrhub has been introduced (pattrhub no longer responds to the parent address). This bug has been reported several times to this list. see:
The introduction of the pattr system was a huge improvement (I think in 4.5 this was) and I can hardly believe I am the only person who relies on this feature.
I remember times when a fix for a MAJOR bug like this was available within a few days. And now? What happened?