I have been using Silver Efex ever since it appeared on the market originally through PS later stand alone and now through DXO Photolab. The beauty of the control points was that the sliders were right were your eye would focus and it worked perfectly well as an old fashion dodge and burn tool in the darkroom.
One could work there way around an image and do quick adjustments very efficiently. Now your eyes are in one place and the sliders somewhere else which on a large screen can even be outside you peripheral vision.
A precise professional tool has now become a toy. It may be ok for some general adjustment but if you are balancing tone and texture locally it is simply not fit for purpose. In addition the time delay is also far too slow and this is on a brand new Mac Book Pro with stacks of ram.
To make things worst if I try to launch my stand alone older version it now takes me to the web site and say it will overwrite it with the new. No matter what ever clever new algorithms have been introduced the UX of the product has been neglected. The localised sliders was and still remains the best way to adjust the feel of a picture. On high res files one can zoom right in the pixels without having to search sideways for the slider something which break continuity rand educes productivity. In SE 2 I could work through 10-15 images in about 30-40 min now I can not do half that.
I hope someone can tell me how I can at least get Silver Efex Pro 2 back and install it as a stand alone PLEASE