I'm sure I am not the first to recognize this, but now that I have used modo for a bit, I am having a hard time jumping back into Lightwave. Modo is what Lightwave should have become and it is apparent that NewTek has some serious catching up to do. It seems their updates sport new features but they have stopped paying attention to what I think made LW great to begin with - the interface and workflow. Modo seems to have nailed it. It is as fast (if not faster) than LW in a workflow sense. I remember all the noise on the forums and such when Luxology started. I remember all the "traitor" posts about the Lux guys jumping ship. Now I realize it was for the best, Modo plain rocks and is forward looking. Lightwave seems to be getting stale. I really hope they get their act together, but until then, I can always look to Modo.