Well, I don't really think either.. I won't spend too much time on this, as there is just too much things going wrong (navigation, interface, etc..).I don't think they have the knowledge or will to make it great for archviz.
There are so many point worst mentioning, but developing every one of them will take forever...
I'll end this with a few last remarks:
- Navigation :
Reverse mouse wheel zoom, free orbit, and moving grids are a nightmare if you are use to do archviz with any of the other tools present on the market. Again, don't tell us that we could change it in preference, the issue is how friendly it is when you first open it.
- Material system :
No material preview !! You rely on your interactive render, but it's not really powerful, so it's hard to manage material in a complex scene, or to build them without rendering.
No clear sliders to move values.
Poor and confusing UI, no clear hierarchy of things. Some values are on the right, some on the left, no clear separators between things. Texture thumbnails are really really tiny, and one click on the thumbnail does not displays it but offers to change it, which is counter intuitive. (note, while I was exploring this with an extra simple model, just one chair, Inspire shut down by itself...).
No more direct control over the material tilling in the material editor, you have to open an other tool do do that.
Apparently no more texture mixing like in the previous "texture lab", just a simple color mixing...
No drag and drop possibilities between the model library and the viewport, so it's impossible to easily and quickly place an object in the scene.
No clear (drag n drop) possibility to add a model from a scene to a library.
No preview of the sky in "real time " mode, just an empty background.
No more (or very well hidden) control over the geographic position of the sun and sky, no sun position, time sliders and so on.
... So, I could continue, on and on,but it takes me time for no result, and I'm not enjoying it. I honestly tried to test this tool, and I would have been more than happy to be wrong in my intuitions, but, sadly, not : This software is definitely not a good tool for archviz. It's not robust enough or easy enough to use, it misses a lot of tools that where present years ago, it's often unstable and globally terribly slow. I know that you'll argue the contrary, but frankly, my opinion is now founded.
Sorry, but you guys just don't know what's needed to make a good Archviz tool, so please admit that Inspire is definitly, in it's current states, and by a long margin, not made for us.