I didn’t get too emotional about it.
I am clearing out my wishlist & preparing to leave the PC club at the end of the month.
Why? Aren’t there PC items compatible with the DSON Importer?
I have had 12 months to evaluate my business relationship with the PC club and DAZ as a whole. Over the past 15 months DAZ has burned through all of the goodwill that they had accumulated with me over the prior 7 years - releasing DSON for Poser isn’t changing the last 15 months.
I very reluctantly renewed last year, because I didn’t want to make a hasty decision. The past year has shown that the changes to the PC club that DAZ made were changes that made it almost worthless from my point of view.
The problem with the PC membership is more about lack of value via-a-vis content than getting DSON working in Poser.
Having the PC coupon only work with DAZ originals matters when you look at the content available for DAZ originals.
Let me elaborate about content…
Most DAZ originals appear to be Hair, Clothing, Props, and the occasional figure.
Hair - I have 25Gb of hair - I need more hair like I need another hole in my head.
Figures - All of the advantages of genesis do not change the fact that I have all the Caucasian 20 year-olds I’ll ever need. Nothing that genesis can do will change that.
Just for fun, go run through the figures here at DAZ - how many are non-Caucasian? 10%? How many look older than 30 (and notice how those senior citizens have 60 year old faces & 20 year old bodies.)? I got monsters - more monsters than I’ll ever use. Then there is the fact that if I need a monster, I have a wide selection from Sixus1 and Sanctum Arts.
I do stories with Poser, not still portraits of 1 figure - and since my stories do not exist in a “Logan’s Run” universe - a need a wide range of characters, in a wide range of ages, and in a wide range of sizes - which is why I use a wide range of figures.
Moving on to clothing…..
In my opinion, too much of the clothing content for genesis is either a repeat or variation of something that I already purchased at DAZ.
I have all the lingerie, hooker heels, and stripper clothes I will ever need. Once you mark those products out, you aren’t left with very much to choose from.
Let me give you something else to think on. Go pick 20 clothing items, any clothing items - notice how all of the clothing is worn by Caucasians. Ethnic morphs and skins have been around since at least I got here (2004), but I have only seen a couple clothing items that were worn by non-Caucasians (2 were in the Egypt set and the other was African. By the way, why is it that only Africans get tribal body paints? The early Caucasians did that a lot also). With what I do, I need an ethnically balanced choice of characters - and as I have pointed out earlier, that ain’t here.
Props & Sets - I’ll miss Jack Tomalin’s stuff, but I’ll get over it.
All-in-all, I am moving in a different direction than DAZ vendors. I’ll miss them, but not enough to keep my PC membership.
All of this doesn’t mean that I won’t use genesis - Orkasson has a YT set for genesis that I will spring for and I’ll get the GenX & add- ons to move my older content to genesis. Genesis will fill gaps in my figure collection, and nothing more.