thanks for your positive review and for elaborating your points. Audio metering is in fact already on our todo list although I cannot give you an eta. Not the first feature to come after the 1.0 release but I doubt it's going to take very long. We'll look into your other, definitely valid, points as well but I cannot make any promises at this point.
Thanks and cheers,
Audio metering - second that.
More important to me would be to see a basic wave form in audio files so useful entry and exit points for skimming through an audio file are more easily recognized.
If possible, this feature can be switched on and off in preferences, like in FCPX, so one can use it according to computer resources.