Point well made, Lindy. The new Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost was a tough launch that required a lot of Bayer aspirin to be air lifted in from Germany. Things happen with new product launches in every industry.
Love old Mopars! We came pretty close to making a new Dodge Shelby Challenger, but it just didn't happen . I believe that it would have been a fun project with Dodge and a precursor to the Hellcat, but that's another story for another day. Here's one of my GT500KRs - it started as a development car and ended up being a monster with 857 horses (unusable for the most part) - but it sounds amazing, very old school idle and it's a blast to drive.
If we thought this way in the auto industry, it would be rather difficult to convince people that they shouldn't get the new Corvette over the previous gen. You EXPECT that a premium product is stellar at launch. . .we're not talking about freeware here. At any rate, I don't think that 4.0 is awful.
Totally agree - the blog and gallery applications are just "kinda there" but not in a serious way. My sites that seriously use a blog/forum or gallery/forum format unfortunately do not run on IPS software. Sadly.
I would really, really hope such. When IP Gallery is strong enough that people will buy it as a stand alone product, you'll know that it's a solid product. I believe that a lot of use it because it's the only game in town. That's a bad thing in a sense because it may discourage people from using IPB in general.
He's totally correct. Sometimes I wonder why IPS is even in the gallery business because it's only a fair product, not a very good or outstanding one. If this was a stand alone product, it couldn't stand on its own merits. I've been hoping for a killer gallery from IPS for years now though.