Well actually newsbot, I couldn't give a damn.
I don't use PT and as a consequence I am not in the tiniest bit interested in Avid's new plugin format.
Now, if aax plug ins were available to use in an affordable, rugged and reliable 19" rack hardware format... That might be a different matter.
I've gone right off software. If I can't heave it through the plate glass window of Selfridges... I don't want to hear about it.
From now on, if it doesn't have an audio-jack input at one end and a mains plug at the other then don't bother telling me about it.