Ok, I surrender! Unfortunately I am running on a iMac, a relatively new one, and not lacking in power in answer to an earlier post. Maybe I should be running on my Windows machine but the iMac is my primary platform. I don't crash that often but I did recently and that is what started this rant as I had not exported my profiles. Maybe I am more susceptible to failure because I am on a Mac? I have done the whole install and reinstall thing before when working on dual extruder issues in v2 ... which is where I learned about the "reset all settings" menu option. Hmmm. Software with a reboot button.
Had I still be running in v2 it would not have been an issue because the import and export function are right there on the edit process settings form and the save is to an .FFF file in a directory of my choosing.
On v3 they changed that nomenclature to "Update Profile" and "Save as New" and the save is actually done to somewhere hidden from me on OSX. I did not realize this until said crash. So yes, maybe I should have known to do an export. I did not. I got upset. I started to wonder why they felt this change was needed. I still don't see why.
But it really doesn't matter! There are a lot of great things about the software. Love the support feature, love the slicer and the graphical renderer, think they have come a long way in supporting the two extruders, and I like the factory concept.
Am not going to say anything else about some of the rough edges as I would still buy the software if given a choice, and even recommend it, but enough said!
Thanks for the dialog and for trying to help!