SpiritDreamer - That's great to hear, appreciate it. The cool thing about this new version is that all the illustration stuff can be built in full 3d now - no reason to place in 2D. We can add geometry etc. with the insertmesh brushes even easier than we could with the old 2.5D way. It's so cool to be able to build complex stuff and actually be able to rotate the model and get different angles. It's the best of both worlds.
I am starting to plan for a new DVD for sure - it's time.