The software was used to make the digital costumes for The Hobbit and it has gone straight to the company’s head. They now think they have a Maya tier product. Between the bugs, lack of features, and most importantly truly abysmal customer service they have completely misjudged what the market for their software will bear. I suspect that in a few months we’ll see a change in their pricing. Either they’ll lower it to accommodate the larger hobbiest market or they’ll say “the market for our software is even more niche than we had anticipated so we’re going to have to charge even more for it to make a profit”.
The price will have to come down significantly (between 100 and 200 dollars) before I would even consider purchasing it. But in the meantime I have tonnes of outfits I made with the beta to clean up in Hexagon. The Marvelous Designer software does about 90 percent of the modelling work needed to create an outfit the rest needs to be done in a traditional modeller.