I feel you Doug and respect your opinion. I would like to share why I like this tutorial with you. I don't use massive or own massive. In fact I don't have any of the software in this tut or any of the follow up tuts. But their is some great information in the tutorial weather you are useing Ableton or not. You can make a bass with any synth and apply the principals that this guy shows you in his tut. This tut is less about massive and more about processing.
I watched them all and enjoyed them from the Ableton/processing side. Trying to learn Ableton you see. Although I can't seem to reduce the latency below 50 ms without glitching. That doesn't seem right. i7, 4gb ram, focusrite interface. Must be noobing it, or it's a beta 9 issue.
And subprime, I ran into the same issue when I tried making all the macros work as I went along with the tutorial, times like this I wish I had 64-bit Ableton, cuz I have 8G of RAM but 32-bit can only access 3GB if I recall correctly.