It is My observation that the people who leave a software package for dispassionate, real world technical reasons, very rarely return unless the package to which they have migrated, becomes unavailable in some permanent fashion.
I Do not beleive in “Software as Religion”
I was Mac/C4D user since I left the Professional Graphic Design for print, business years ago.
I switched to Windows because of certain windows only realtime Character animation& retargeting software (Iclone Pro) enabled me to get my work done in the way I preferred
Not because of any insipid feelings of “Betrayal” By Apple regarding poor support of 3D/CC in favor of luxury consumer smart phones etc.
For me ,changing software /OS was simple technical decision based on my creative objectives.
Much in the way Carpenters & Plumbers Choose better/different power tools based on the work needing to be done.
I wont again detail the long list of Character & VFX related features I feel Maxon has ignored in the decade since R11.5 Studio ( My last version of C4D on OSX).
It does not Matter ,as I have found my solutions elsewhere and wont be returning for pure technical objective, pipeline reasons.
We all have seen the shrill angry former “true believers”
who were tireless Maxon Apologists , who instantly, and very publicly, left for Blender when Maxon Commited the “monsterous
betrayal” of going subscription.
Suddenly the same company they worshiped so fervently became a wretched hive of scum & villainy and their once beloved software became rubbish overnight??
This is a common phenomenon with emotionally driven
Tribalists ,Group affiliation to computer software😌
I was consider migrating to Lightwave3D for technical Character/VFX.pipeline intergration and Viewport look dev reasons, despite the childish, snickers & ridicule I received for even suggesting so.
Blender 2.8.x with EEVEE has finally settled the matter for me.
Again not because I was embarrassed by the " vestigial Has-been" reputation of Lightwave3D and Jokes about “Babylon5” and the “Titanic propellor guy” , anger at Maxon
or any canting, quasi Religious Devotion to FOSS
But because of Blenders ,interface re-design,viable pipeline integration and its feature set ( Current&Future projected), regarding my personal/professional objectives going forward.