Here's a clue: take a look at the owner's manual of a BMW. You'll go into learned treatises about the technology in its radio and so much more. It's a culture that assumes the user is schooled in the disciplines of that craft and motivated to study. American culture is attuned to software and systems that the user can intuitively grasp and run with, featuring simple interfaces. Not saying one is better than another, but that's how I'd describe the difference.I've heard several people describe Capture One Pro's interface as "European." What does that even mean?
Apple's Aperture was in ways the best of both worlds; easy to grasp and with great depth of capability. I agree its DAM is still the best, and am reminded whenever I open up my old libraries to find something. But the editing has hit its limit, and Capture One delivers just stellar results and it is fast. Meanwhile, Adobe's domination with Lightroom allows it to slog on with neither elegance in its workflow nor its performance, but I know those are fighting words.
I've had to devise my own workflow in Capture One, which Aperture made second-nature. But it works well, and the program does keep improving, as it's still young.