Yes, if only we have the option to enable/disable PBV features, we don't have to crack our brains to think of how to go around this whole issues such as using large parameters to overcome or by pass this "stumbling" block - PBV.
Finding a winning strategy is already challenging enough, the last thing/hurdle we need is to face the challenge of overcoming the software's limitation (use of PBV).
i though a good trading software is one that allows the traders to work with it and not the traders having to learn to work around it (the "cumbersome PBV features).
When users have to use their "ingenuity" to work around this PBV issue by using large parameters, it is very telling that we wanted to overcome (get rid) a feature we don't wish to have but are force to work around it. I thought FSB is built for different traders/users but now it seem like we have to trade according to Popov's trading philosophy instead of adapting our own.
FSB has a few functions such as backtesting, Optimisation and Generator. But we often forgot that there is another function call the Execution function. This is one of the core and main factor why many of us buy FSB. We want to turn our strategy into workable EA but we lack the programming skills to do it. We want FSB to Execution our EA according/authentic to our trading theory/strategy/system.
As for me, the Execution function was and is the very reason why I use FSB. If I have programming skills, I won't be here. I thought FSB, though with it's great customer support, isn't really consumer centeric, it failed to recognised what traders really want. Now we are asking for PBV features to turn off or asking to use large parameters (to overcome the PBV features)...it beginning to sound like we are at the mercy of Popov. All these years of trying to fine tune my EA only to learn lately, that it was not my EA's "fault" but the PBV features (which I all the long thought it was the 1min's previous bar...1min lag is something I can still tolerate but to realised it's LTF's PBV...I "flipped and was flabbergasted"...I "wasted" so much time trying to perfect my EA only to realised I was targetting at the wrong problem. Now I understand this phase "select and use your tools wisely"...a blunt axe going to cost you lots of energy and time lost/wasted. If I knew this is what it would ended up...I wished I've spent those 4 years while I'm at FSB, learning some programming skills instead of now being at someone else's mercy (whereby I can't proceed any further till this PBV is turned off, otherwise I need to seek alternative software/products).
I wish more traders like you will step up and voice our trading preference (the freedom to turn off PBV) instead of being forced to change our trading style and strategies to suit this whole PBV features.