It makes me sad when I see a statement like this:
[…] a set of unique books that David indicated couldn’t have been created without Finale.
(from this post on FinaleBlog). This sentence suggests to the reader that it would be impossible to write the book “The Elements of Rhythm, Vols. I & II” without Finale – in other words, that no other notation software would be capable of doing this work. And I’m pretty sure that this is not true.
I hope that this wasn’t done on purpose, but it’s worrisome anyway. Sure, it’s great that you can use Finale to write music theory books and I understand the need to tell others about it, but can we stay closer to reality, please?
Actually, this makes me think wheter we aren’t doing the same thing. I try to avoid such statements, and in my opinion the LilyPond community fares quite well in this regard, but in case we overlooked something please let us know!