Originally Posted by eXode
Yes, but people need to be open for other forms of patching when it comes to software. Software isn't hardware and the whole "real cables" look might not be what's best for this environment. Sure, there can still be some patch points on the back for bringing in and out signals to and from other devices in Reason but internally such a synth should use a solution similar to AALTO or another that you posted about to truly allow for full audio rate modulation internally, etc.
I think you're right eXode, a virtual cable system in front may not be necessary as long as all of the options are there for modulation routing.