Well, I took the plunge and shelled out for iClone 4 today. Now all I need to do is learn how to use it ;)
I have been holding off on changing engines for a while until I was sure what I wanted to do could be done, and I think iClone 4 is as close as it can get right now to the potential for what I need for the future.
Episode Six principle shooting is now complete; I just need the last lot of VOs and I can start putting it together. Episode Seven will follow on it's heels (already completed the precredits shooting for that), then Blackstar goes into full swing... then a few weeks back on the keyboard, frantically banging out Season Two... in between learning how to use my new toy, of course! :)