I am an amateur artist. Currently I am trying out ArtRage, but I too am really intrigued and amazed by Gustav. Can we somehow/anyhow have a preview version of this for testing, till you guys come up with the actual product?
Good rant Nate! I love your effort at elaboration!
Yes, a lot of cool technology has come out of Microsoft, except I don't know why many of them die a sudden death Probably because of the fact that Microsoft is trying to restrict their usage to the Windows platform. But with the web and web apps coming
of age, I doubt that it is a wise decision - the OS might not remain that important and essential anymore. Time will of course tell.
While it is asking a lot of Microsoft to themselves port their applications to other platforms, it does make sense for them to play along with others when it comes to the web.