Metadata how I loathe thee.
I find the content library becomes such a mess once you start acquiring a lot of content and the Smart Content window is much easier to work from. Unfortunately most of the free downloadable content doesn't have any metadata for it. I've been trying to organize my content and it's absolutely insane the amount of hoops you have to jump through to add metadata to something.
I've never worked with a product that has such convoluted content management as Daz Studio. Please Daz, in future releases of this product look at ways to quick automate the content management. Exporting a product is so tedious copying everything necessary to the zip file manually. There should really just be a simple "Export Product" and "Import Product" that automatically puts things where they need to go.
Once you Categorize something it should at least show up in the Smart Content library under that category. When a new category is created that category should also show up in the Smart Content Library. It shouldn't be that hard for Daz Studio to figure out "Oh a pose has been catagorized as People>Genesis>Poses>Funky Dance Moves, okee dokee, then that's obviously a Genesis pose so let's have that catagory show up in the Smart Content library when a Genesis figure is selected in the pose window".
It shouldn't be more complicated than that.
And the worst is when things I create in Daz show up in the Smart Content library then the next time I boot Daz they're not there anymore. I re-categorize them and they show up. Next time I load Daz they're gone again.
This is so frustrating. The whole procedure is far more complex than it needs to be.