What do you like best?
The easy of use, ightwaves learning curve is the fastest in the market, in a very sort time you can learn to use its full strength and deliver projects much faster than other 3D programs.
I love the way that I can create objects in modeler and also the use of shortcuts
It works great in every computer, dosn't draine your computer resources.
I love that, it never crashes
What do you dislike?
No "real" Undo in Layout,
some times it is hard (to impossible) to make numeric geometry animations (like animated boolean, or animated lathes)
In character animation it misses many useful tools that you find in other programs
Dynamics and particles are not so advanced compared to competition, even though the integration of bullet dynamics, helped a lot
I miss the time it was ahead from the competition, especially in rendering
Recommendations to others considering the product
Easy, fast, it can deliver
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Speaking from my personal experience in using Lightwave for almost 20 years, I can testify that there is (almost) nothing that you can't do with Lightwave, especially if you use it with side by side with other programs, like Photoshop, 3D tracking programs, Z-brush and composition programs.
I have used Lightwave for making Tv commercials, special effects for movies, presentations, illustrations, pre-production, post-production and lately I used it with an with an application team, making all the graphics for a kids app and had no complains for the quality and the time i needed to deliver the project.