totally agree about that.
Modo is better than Lw modeler and adds painting, rendering preview, rendering engine, and baking. but even if its better than what Lw offers in these areas, is not so far from it to be highly innovative, both in its philosophy and workflow.
Also, Lw + f prime beats in speed Modo and Iview, and so, for common tasks you get better feedback there.
I hope that, since as time passes Modo gets better and better, Lux will add things like history, a nodal shading syetem, and naturally great CA tools. the current modelling tools will surely improve too, and maybe new ones will be added.
I think its more a question of time and Modo becoming a mature app.