my name is Erich. I have been using Daz for quite some time now for my illustrations (look at www.drakken.de and go to 'portfolio' if you are interested) - but only in a really basic way. That means i made some basic renders and painted over those.
Right now i am building my first prop for DAZ (http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/11166). After modelling is finished i will have to dig deeper into Daz Studio to get good promo renders, which is really important for me, because i tend to have many softwares laying around that i am never going to master, because i do not have the time to really go beyound the basics. For instance zBrush - i should play with it around either, but unfortunately a day has only 24 hours :)
I am no native english speaker, so be warned :)
Attached is an image from my portfolio as an example - all hand painted. My goal for the near future is to become better in 3D - especially DAZ / Poser and Modo.
i wish you all the best.