It sounds like you are happy with the content you have for the figures you possess, then and, if not, there are other companies and other figures available for Poser out there.
There are many places that sell content for those figures that you have.
Please summarize for me, what DAZ must do to either “do right by you” or , if they cannot, please realize they won’t be going backwards from the revolutionary step they have made in figure creation.
I, among others, applaud DAZ for making such a figure. It is amazing and the “slew of new clothing” really comes from the old clothes made for M4,M3,D3,V4,V3,A3,Freak3,Freak4, and others. I am using things I haven’t touched before and using it on all sorts of new looking figures.
To keep me as a heavy spending customer (I was dropping at least $100 month at Daz from Dec 2004 to the release of DS4 - after DS4 - it dropped to about $20 a month),
“Have to have”
The Platinum Club needs to be useful for those who have not embraced genesis.
The PC voucher is only useful for DAZ Originals - and for the past year, most DAZ Originals are genesis products. The only new things that are coming out for Poser users are sets & props. I will miss the $1.99 items and the freebies, but I could always join for a month once a year and scoop the $1.99 - as far as the freebies - well, there is a reason they are free - they are really niche products - neat, but niche.
Nice to have:
I want a David 4 - It doesn’t have to be a separate mesh - If DAZ did a David 4 for M4 like they like they made the Stephanie 4 for V4, I would be very, very happy with that. I could use those to make a male teenager - that was my solution for female teenagers - start with the SP4 base and work the short & petite morphs and you can get a pretty good approximation of a 13 or 14 year old. The character issues would be settled. As far as The Girl - as much as I luv her, I don’t see DAZ making a Gen3 Girl available with Gen 5 tech. That is ok - I can update her in Poser 2012.
2. Clothing content:
I have an extensive wardrobe. Too much of what has been made for genesis looks familiar. Whatever is made I would have to run through WW and Morphing clothes to add whatever morphs I need because most don’t have the morphs I use - not to mention the fact that I use a lot of non-DAZ characters. The key is originality. That is what I feel has been missing from genesis clothing content. The business suit that Sickleyield is working on looks interesting - but the textures and the buttons- good lord. Every texture I have seen for them would not be worn by anyone over the age of 25.
DAZ needs to buy a Apple developer connection seat - 1 seat is $99 a year. If I can spend the money on it, so can DAZ. DAZ software on the OSX platform has always been problematic because they are constantly blindsided by changes to the underlying operating system that every other developer for the platform knows are coming down the pike. Currently, only DS4 is guaranteed to run under OSX 10.8. Because of all of this, I am very leery of investing in DAZ software.
DAZ doesn’t have to “do right by me”. DAZ has to decide if they want me as a customer, and adjust fire accordingly.