Seriously, what good is it going to do, ultimately, piling on feature after feature WHEN YOU HAVE HUGE PROBLEMS ON THE DOCKET THAT NEED THAT DEVELOPMENT TIME? This is what you still do not get. I could care less about catering to a very small 3D Printing market....at least at this stage. Feed your own children, first....is my outlook on it. It was never designed to cater to your market. It won't help the application one bit if it continues to offer feature after feature, while ignoring the problems that already exist.
3D Coat needs to refine and fix the features it ALREADY HAS before taking on more fluff...I mean stuff. When I have to deal with persistent issues..longstanding issues while you get your new little, shiny toy (and ask for even more, to boot), yeah I get frustrated and speak up. Voxel Painting does absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G for me as a user, and I've been using the entire toolset in 3D Coat for about 4 years now.
What you don't seem to get is that you certainly won't raise Andrews interest in a change of his development route by shouting and giving him and everyone who
doesn't explicitly agree with you a bad time.
You would be surprised btw. how much I do agree that a lot of fundamental work had to get done.
I feel however, that final Implementation and cumbersome fine tuning should not be Andrews Job - it's evident that he needs to push the envelope here and then
after months of Bug-Squashing. I'm afraid you're just wasting your time and poisoning Atmosphere completely in vain.
It probably was way better to find a Programmer who sees his Job in making a fine Tool from many ingenious ideas.