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This has been bothering me for quite some time, now. Why is it necessary to change something that is good? Something that works well and is simple to use. I think back to the days of 3D Brush and what it did and how it looked: http://www.3d-brush.com A very handy application that had the purpose of simply texturing models - and exporting them for use elsewhere. It was revolutionary and simple and quick to use. Really cheap, too. I once told Andrew, at a more ambitious time in my life, "3D-Coat is just like a plug-in, right now." And Andrew replied, "Yes, but there is a market for plug-ins, too." - (or words to that effect). My point, back then, was that it was evident that 3D-Coat was turning into more than just a plug-in type of application - with new features constantly being added into the application. One might as well go for the whole "nine yards" in developing 3D-Coat as an "All Purpose" 3D application, I then thought. After a while, I changed my view. "When would it end?" , I began to think. "Where would it end?" "When would it become a perfected version of itself - without becoming something else?" Andrew likes to invent - I know that. It is his passion. He'll never stop. And those inventions will find their way into 3D-Coat. What once took one man to "maintain", now takes a whole crew of guys to keep "fixing". Is this really better? For Andrew, I mean. For us, I mean? And then there is the forum, the 3D-Coat website. Before this week, it took me a couple of minutes, several times per day, to look at the new topics "since my last visit". This was great ! It worked really well. It wasn't presented as pages upon pages of information to scroll through and wonder if this was there last time. What does it really mean "unread content"? Since I can pretty much read the gist of every post from now backward to infinity - by scrolling through them all - surely these count as threads I have read. But they still come up - every time I visit. I really don't want to scroll through every reply to every topic every time I visit the forum. Wasn't "Topic Consolidation" a better, more streamlined and time-saving approach? This is better - because it's NEW? Because it's TRENDY? WHY? Greg Smith