Let me say one thing right away: I prefer to have a local collection and even so I’ve bought hundreds of albums at qobuz over the last few years I will not sign my Roon installation into my qobuz (non-streaming) account. So in a way it disappoints me a little that a new feature got released and I cannot make any use of it. But as @Chrislayeruk hinted: the model’s hopefully still in training – who knows, maybe in a year Roon feels more confident to also let local libraries profit from this Radio feature? Until then I resort to human curated radio - it still exists, Radio Paradise being just one fine example.
From what I remember Roonlabs never went so far as to really say something will come on day x - except maybe bug fixes. They quite cleverly - and, given the circumstances they operate in, in my opinion rightly so - avoid commitments of this kind.
Big Data & AI can! Wasn’t this the promise?
More seriously, there’s another thing around this “can only do it in the cloud” approach which I find disturbing and if it is indeed a hint into which direction Roonlabs intends to go I may waste a lifetime (subscription) on waiting for improvements I’d like to see. Right now, the improved updated search doesn’t work very well on a local only library and it seems to suffer from (temporary?) limits imposed on it which - my guess - originate from cloud service / performance restrictions and huge data sets I don’t have anything to do with. That gives me bad feelings. But I have the advantage that I don’t need to reconsider my subscription. If it ends, I couldn’t care less - either Roonlabs or me’s gone by then.