Before you start in:
1) Yes, I'm aware the improvements over previous generations are more obvious, the older a figure you compare it to; i.e. Victoria 4 and Victoria 7, just lift their arms and you'll see it (even some poser-ites stuck with generation 4 have admitted some interest).
2) I'm not here to talk about what's so obvious or better. RE: DS4 vs Poser. It's understandable with the blunder of Poser 11 Pro (just another sign in a long line of neglect by Smith Micro) that Daz is in no way responsible to ensure compatibility with Poser products. I get that, really I do.
Where I'm coming from is that I got my start about mid-way through Genesis 2/Victoria 6 and had invested a fair bit into that generation as well as some into Generation 4 figures. Then I saw Genesis 3/Victoria 7 debut. Now as a starter we all get the generic genesis 3 free of charge. However, I was comparing it to genesis 2/generation 6 and to be honest it isn't a huge improvement. Sure there's a lot of nice-to-have about it, plus the Iray PBR engine was made for it. But to me I guess it's like what generation 5/genesis was for generation 4 users at the time of its debut. Also there's a few things other users have questioned about genesis 3 that they wonder "Couldn't that just have been applied to genesis 2?" so likewise I echo that sentiment in agreement. I was particularly blindsided when they tried to sneak and force me to update to DS4.9 from 4.8, and strongly encouraged me to go connect. Uhh no, I like customization with the actual location of the files. I like having control over my own content with manual install and I don't need a Steam wannabee AI to assist me with catalog or categorization. My other thing I'm getting at is I'd like to stay with generation 6 for the foreseeable future. In a way it's good that now generation 6 isn't getting any more stuff except clothing at 'Rosity.
Does anyone else share a similar view of frustration having invested into Generation 6 only now to have it all be going towards Generation 7 + Iray?