It makes no difference whether it comes in the SAP, every 6 or so months , or if it in the main release once every 14 months or whatever, as long as the updates are actually worthwhile and show a deep commitment to developing Softimage in the way it deserves.
However, considering the relatively slow pace of development since AD, and the leaving of the original team to work on Maya. Its hardly surprising that people are wary of any ambiguous Softimage-related news that comes indirectly from AD.
The best thing is to not give out ambiguous news.
ARE you saying plain and simple that by dropping the SAP, we are to expect a much better product development? If so, it might be worth mentioning that at the start, because otherwise, all some of us will feel is. Now AD cant even be arsed to give us the advantage pack.
Keep your head down...Don't disagree with those with more power, Move up the ladder.
I've always hated how many people without admitting it follow those rules.
Pooby, you have a lot of my respect as most people that advance in a field start to keep mum as they progress up the chain. You have very fine works but still are grounded and adamant.
You might not realize that we have had similar expression in other threads and that I have seen that you never cease to keep up the good fight.
For the record I am not going to be on subscription with AD any longer. I would rather pay more when I decide that the upgrade is justified at this point even if I have to buy a new full license. I see this as another bad progression by AD. I don't want to be in a position where I am feed a new release that binds me contractually to a cloud only license. Lets face it, that is where they want to go.