Some of the statements and posts by Solid Angle did leave me believing that GPU was coming very soon. That could have been my own misunderstanding.
What I was mainly commenting upon is that it now seems likely that GPU support is a long ways down the road (I think they first started presenting GPU in 2014!). If it was coming very soon then I think they would have waited to include it in 5.
Of course, I could be mistaken.
I am trying out the various renderers and was anxious to try Arnold. Maybe they will get my money in the future. It does sound like a great renderer.
But I’m not ever gonna go back to the old way of working (move a light, render, move a little more, render, etc etc).
And really Octane is the only GPU renderer worth talking about at the moment. Cycles is much slower and offers little incitement for a switch (I did purchase it in case this changes).
Otoy took an infuriating path that wasted time, did nothing for current customers, and failed.
I will consider Redshift if it ever gets released.