Im not saying its ‘cheap’ , but I suspect expectations are bit high… an OP-1 is nearly double the price.
If you are planning to invest in Organelle, then download pd vanilla, and start experimenting with it, Organelle is ‘just’ pd running on a linux box, with some knobs/keyboard. its not a cut down form of pd.
being a ‘novice’ in PD is even more a reason to dive in…
its a win/win for you - you find you don’t like or can’t get to grips with PD - you save $500… you find you like it, then when your organelle arrives you already know some PD.
personally, I think if people start expecting others (including C&G) to start posting lots of patches, there going to get disappointed pretty quickly, there are just some many possibilities, to provide examples for all is going to be impossible.
(and theres a huge amount of PD resources available… online, and in books)
Id say there is one aspect though that C&G need to provide a bit more guidance on,
available resources (cpu/memory)… we know the specs, e.g. its a single core A9, but what does this actually mean how complex patches can be? this is something you cannot easily tell without having an organelle.
so patches demonstrating, how many voices (even simple oscillators)? how much ram for samples? is real time streaming practical (due to performance) from the usb or internal drive ?
currently, I’m still on the fence with organelle, as I think the single core A9 seems a little underpowered, I really wish it has been a dual core, and a bit more memory… but Id loved to be proven wrong.