Thank you for the answer.
Let me recap what I understand:
Inside Roon I can add a Tidal album that isn’t in my Roon library so that it appears in my Roon library.
Inside Roon I can “Favorite” an artist whose music (either a Tidal album or a local track) is already in my library.
But inside Roon I can not “Favorite” a Tidal artist whose music is not already in my library.
“We debated this one quite a bit, and decided that Tidal artist favorites are important “bookmarks” to get back to, but that doesn’t mean you want, say, every one of their albums added to your library. So, Tidal artist favorites can be accessed via the Tidal page, but for an artist to be “favoritable”, they’ll need to actually have content in your library.”
I understand and will adjust accordingly.
Consider this: As I’ve used Roon my concept of my library has evolved. This is mainly due to how well Tidal integrates with Roon. I’ve added a lot of Tidal albums to my library; many by the same artist. For the sake of simplicity I would rather have a favorite artist - without any of their albums actually in my library. I can only do this by running the Tidal app and “Favoriting” the artist to make it appear as a Favorite in Roon.
That way, I have a way to see if a new album released by a Favorite artist is yet available through Roon. I have presumed that the Overview screen would someday become a kind of “breaking music news” page where new releases by my Favorite artists are announced as available.
The other presumption I’ve made is how my Favorites is separated from Tidal such that once other streaming services are integrated with Roon I would be be able to drill down to their music in that other streaming service as well. Again, without having to add their albums to my library or selecting the “Other Music Service” button in the Menu bar. (Like I do TIDAL now.)
Another day, another fractured paradigm I guess.
It is a unique experience, watching Roon evolve and evolving oneself in the process. That alone is worth the price of admission. I’ve discovered how others define the words “library” and “queue”.
Sincere best wishes.