I've used Finale, and Apple computers, exclusively since 1991, and have every intention to maintain that loyalty. But...
I have had a major gripe about the lack of advanced typographic controls in text fields since 2006. Finale's present typographic controls in text fields are state-of-the-art for 1992; Sibelius has addressed the problem, but Finale ignores it. This is such a problem for me that I continue to use Finale 2006 for important jobs just so I can access the Expert Sets that began working erratically with Panther, and stopped working entirely with Mountain Lion. I maintain a computer running Panther solely for this purpose.
I realize your team may be waiting for SMuFl to consolidate before embracing OpenType features. I urge you to consider that the text-related advanced features -- small caps, old-style figures, ligatures, etc -- have been rock-solid standards since the turn of the century, and are NOT going to change. Why not implement them now?
I'm attaching a pic of the InDesign typographic control menus: it would be a dream, long-dreamt, come true if Finale offered controls like these. After 11 years of asking I've generally given up hope, but feel compelled to ask again and again all the same.