With 1.3.500 it isn't same. Why are you keep telling it is same since it isn't? I have several different versions and in each knob behavior is same (windows version) but since 1.3.500 it is different. It all changed with 1.3.500
All previous version had linear knob behavior but 1.3.500 have circular and it is very tedious to work with at least for user which worked for years with linear behavior.
Now only left Alt plus knob movement will give you linear adjustment.
New GUI framework or not my opinion is that users should not be forced to suddenly use different workflow. Give us old behavior back or at least make option for it.