I guess it’s a matter of “to each, his own” sort of thing. Those of us who live in Carrara currently have already lurked around within much of what Carrara has to offer. Daz3d bringing version 8 Pro to the 64 bit table is a sign to me that this horse ain’t dead!
We have some great plugin creators - and hopefully, once this whole update is done, they’ll stay on board with us. We also have, in our Carrara community, some very impressive artists and adventurous physics and particles users. Are we really that tight a niche? I don’t think so. You would think that, having the ability to add your own, custom morphs to your models - whether custom or store bought - would be a viable enough reason for the slight up-shift in price. But that barely touches the extra benefits that one can get with Carrara.
I’d also like to add, once again, just in case any Daz devs might read this thread, that I feel that they’ve done a remarkable job with version 8 - which was a large undertaking. But I also think that they’re doing the right thing by working through this thing to make it work even better. They’ve taken the poll and made the decision to add Genesis compatibility to Carrara (I was one of the voters in favor). Instead of calling it quits, they’re still working to make it better for D|S and Carrara and I can tell by the ride that it’s not been easy on them. Hats off to you all. I think that Daz3d DOES have what it takes and that they do have the marketing insight to be able to bring our Carrara to the next level - should they so choose. In the meantime, it’s doing exactly what I bought it to do - and in ways that far surpass my original intentions.
For suggestions toward the wishlist, I like Holly’s plan.