I am glad it is not just me then, Guy.
I have had a look and it is a comprehensive looking package. Pretty costly to buy the middling version ($1200) but can be had for $550 in the first year. No particular statement about term and says specifically no minimum term. This means one could try Maker Plus for a month (which I am leaning towards) for just $50. With no further commitment at least I will get to understand if it is a good fit for me.
There is specific mention of some people using it on a Mac via Bootcamp or Parallels and they are upfront in stating that they do not support it in a non, Windows environment. It appears to be the case that they are stating that a VM is a non-Windows environment as far as they are concerned.
I like their honesty if not their pricing structure. I will write to their support system via the contact page and see if their 1 month for $50 is an acceptable way to try out the software. They offer a 14 day refund if it is absolutely a non-runner so I figure that I have nothing to lose. I prefer the idea of having software that is not artificially hobbled so that I can see whether it will do what is required. They state that they do support Carbide3D, X-Carve and Ooznest amongst 300 CNC machines.
Me neither. I think it gives far too much control to the vendor and anyone who knows Adobe software applications will know that many so-called updates were less than stellar, while some software just languished with all of the legacy bloat and faults. I first fell into the creative suite trap on version one… collating all of my separate applications together. When creative Cloud came along, I jumped ship.
Yes, I will do so Guy. I think you are referring to Alibre of which I know nothing. I tried Meshcam and was unsatisfied with it. Thanks for your input.