With the obligatory put down of Csound because it was developed by academics
If Csound had a solid integration of VST effects or, even better, LV2 (license!), we could have AND the academic approach AND the juicy approach at the tip of our fingers…best of 2 worlds!
Still the building Lego blocks for developing your own sound, as well as the juicy, “polished like a VST plugin” LV2 effect.
Professionally, I’m using Reaper on Linux and do enjoy the LV2 plugins.
Then we could advocate this to the world. Showing Csound to the world is another thing that needs development.