Well, in all fairness, people have virtually stopped using Poser altogether because of one figure (or platform, or whatever the heck Genesis is). And as far as I know, it was DAZ’s choice not to adopt some of the new rigging techniques developed by Poser. How come no one’s demanding that DAZ include those new techniques in Studio so you can use the new figures you say won’t work? Quid Pro Quo.
Some people have dropped Poser, some people have dropped DS and some folks use both. There is an entire spectrum. And people have asked for Face Room Support or the capsule rigging support. DAZ has chosen not to support features in Poser 5 or later. I don’t know all of the particulars, since I joined here at the end of the Poser 5 era, but from what I have read and remember (and I certainly could be wrong), there was some bad blood over the price of the Poser SDK. It is all water under the bridge now.
I am like a lot of other Poser users - if genesis doesn’t work in Poser without jumping through a lot of hoops, I am not buying genesis products. I am not mad about it, it is what it is. I stopped spending money here for the same reason I stopped shopping at a local grocery store - they stopped carrying Vanilla Coke (In marketing terms, I am brand insistent for my coke products ). I talked to the manager about it & he told me that he didn’t sell enough to keep it on the shelves - I told him I was sorry to hear that & that I and my money wouldn’t be back. Free market at work.
In my case, the $100 a month i budgeted to spend at DAZ, for the most part is now down to $25 a month, if that - DAZ still has great artists making great props and sets, but the characters and clothing aren’t of any use to me, so my spending habits have adjusted accordingly. I certainly won’t be renewing my PC membership - the new voucher system is geared for DAZ originals, which for the most part are genesis products, which again, forces people to reevaluate their spending habits here.
A lot of the “I’m leaving” posts are attempts to get DAZ’s attention - for the most part, they thought they had a personal relationship with DAZ as opposed to a business relationship. Because of this, there are a lot of hurt feelings - nothing a 75% off sale couldn’t fix, but DAZ will have to do something to woo Poser users back into the fold.
As far as “Poser heaven” - DAZ has a very long history of over-hyping and under-delivering. I doubt we will see a separate genesis mesh for Poser - which is what the Poser community wants. At best, I believe we’ll get a plug-in that takes advantage of SR3 that would make importing genesis easier, but that is the extent of it.