I know of a company that provided a survey for their customers to fill out, two years later a totally new release followed and it was a great success.
A great effort considering they had re-written from scratch!
What that survey did is basically weighed in all the strengths and weaknesses along with what users would like to see in future.
There is so much greatness in Bryce but it’s yet to be fully realized, too many options to consider that one person alone cannot make the final decision.
These are very competitive times and IMO DAZ3d may also benefit greatly by what I have suggested above.
FWIW IMO what I would like to see for example;
(1) Have the best features from each software; Carrara, Studio, Bryce, Hexagon and
(2) Fewer versions but the same at the very core = Basically the same UI, Consistency/Integration across all versions.
(3) Being the same at the core = devs will have more focus, efficiency for improvements across all versions.
(4) Suggested 3 versions only, as follows…...
DAZ 3D Free
New improved UI along the lines of for example; Autodesk. but keeping familiar default layout of Bryce with option to show/hide (auto or manual) or dock for example; camera controls, menu, create, materials, objects, edit items and such.
Ability to float Quick Render Preview (to another monitor) with adjustable size.
Ability to float other windows/panels such as; material library/browser.
Limited version but provides the means to create scenes (Bryce) and characters (Lo-Res Genesis/DAZ) with maximum scene size; 1920x1080p.
Bryce Professional Edition (Ideal for Professional Artists)
Greatly improved material lab….
Consistency of lighting and materials across all versions.
New Guides; Precise Grid (customizable, much like Photoshop)!
New Template Guide; enable any image or sketch import to become a trace-template guide for scene creation.
New Ruler View option X, Y, Z (Show/Hide)
Shift-Hold =1 pixel-adjustments (global user settings from 1 pixel) this allows freehand precise adjustments/placement of objects within a scene.
New Direct-Move material tool for on the fly adjustments in Bryce.
New Font Tool, perfect for billboards, signs. With options to add custom fonts/symbols.
Attributes in user choice of; Pixels, inches, cm.
Current Selection displayed in task bar, side-bar or across the top. Additional info of all content displayed in larger show/hide pane (much like DAZ Studio Scene - List)!
Keep Copy/Paste keyboard shortcuts for materials (as it is in Bryce)!
Add new Bryce Genesis Figure in three choices; lo-res, medium and highest quality with seams located in logic/practical sections; bodysuit and thereby being versatile along with….
New primitives for skirt/dress, shirt and pants (easy clothing creation).
Greater resolution along with faster render times.
Export images at greater resolution. In accordance with professional standards for HD Broadcast and Print.
New Optimization Materials Manager + Browser.
New Layers, Eco-Populate and Instancing Lab.
Daz 3D Studio Pro (Ideal for Professional Artist, Animators and Gamers)
Same as Bryce Pro + advanced modeling (Hexagon) but made easier (more user-friendly) and additional content; V4, V5, M4, M5 (DAZ3d Studio). Including advanced morphing. animation; ability to animate anything and everything! Ability to not only integrate/bridge with Photoshop but also; Autodesk products.