Let's face it:
I've used Poser since Poser 4. I loved Poser when I could pose my 3d models for drawing references. As time went on, I started giving up on drawing and just doing more 3D art.
I am currently trying to learn Daz3D because I can clearly see where the market will end up if things continue this way.
Daz Studio is going to KILL Poser eventually.
Daz3d advertising is better, it's free, more artist make items to support Daz3d than they do Poser now. Poser is becoming a relic.
Sure, it started the popularity but TIMES CHANGE and Smith-Micro does NOT seem to understand that.
Most of us would probably USE Genesis if it wasn't for Smith-Micro trying to "do their own thing" and not conform to the popularity that is DAZ3D models.
V4 is only getting support because some vendors REALIZE there is a big market for her still because WE CAN'T USE GENESIS properly unless we use Daz3D.
Many TOP artist are not supporting Poser anymore and are only making things for Daz3D. This is not just about Genesis anymore. Props, scenes, materials...EVERYTHING.
And what is Smith-Micro doing:
"We won't conform because we were here first! You should conform to us!"
Smith-Micro isn't trying to make it any easier for us to use Daz3d products either. Instead all the effort appears to come from Daz3D.Poser will be left in the dust because it will only be a matter of time before V4 just won't cut it anymore.