What do you like best?
I was blown away by the infinite zoom. What I like in Mischief the most is the possibility to scale my images without any and I mean ANY loss in quality, as if I scaled a vector image. I have a habbit of starting thumbnails very small, and when working in Photoshop you will inevitably get horrible quality if you decide to resize that sketch to a bigger resolution. With Mischief, you can start your sketch in any size you want and using the infinite zoom you can add the highest amount of detailing in the same time.
Small file sizes are also one of my most favorite things in Mischief. My regular paintings in Photoshop get over 200mb regularly, and that same painting never gets over 2mb in Mischief, and that only if I go mad with strokes.
I also like the speed and simplicity of the program and options to export the image to a layered PSD, PNG, JPG.
What do you dislike?
I'd like if Mischief had some artboard/canvas functionality. The infinite canvas is a double edged sword, by itself it's awesome, but when using other software with Mischief, it's a hurdle not to have a fixed canvas.
Lack of features is Mischief's biggest "problem", but given the nature of the software, I presume it's very tough to add features we all are used to.
I dislike the lack of any levels/curves/color adjustment options. You always have to fix those in Photoshop after you export.
Soft brushes can really be better.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I would higly recommend Mischief, it truly is a remarkable piece of software for what it does and I am sure more people would find a place for Mischief in their workflow. And it's very affordable, with a free version.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I am often sketching the initial sketches with Mischief so I can resize and export to Photoshop and keep the nice sharp lines.
One huge benefit of working on your illustrations in Mischief is that you can export it in huge dimensions for print, and keep the filesize very, very small. The biggest file I ever got was <5mb. So your storage space will benefit too.