So it seems to me that everybody agree to the fact, that if Opencart would have come as standard with what Journal theme does (that is a bit more of extra functionality), you Daniel would have my $50 dollars in your pocket instead of me having to give them to Atelier.
I have been watching and using Opencart for few years now. I tried others, but in the end, I always come back.
Things have changed a lot around here, but it looks like there is still so much room for improvements.
The idea of having three Opencart options:
it's old news. It just never happen. I know. I waited for two years for it. Another great advantage in doing this, it would be that the extension left in the shop would have to be really, really good to survive.
It has been said over and over that the current shop is not really working. Do you seriously expect to make money, when people cannot find the extension they are looking for? And is not like that they are not there... And when they do find them, half of them don't even work...(and I'm not talking about compatibility problems or two extension colliding with each other here, I'm talking about real crap, that should have never been allowed to the there in the first place). As I said in another post. I got used to, but I don't like a bit. And on the other hand, your customer have no a single line of defence against all this happening to them! And when a customer does complain, by using the only form of complain available to them "in the comments", they get delete it. I made a point last year not to buy any more extension from developer that remove the comments only to keep the "nice" one. I have no other way to know if an extension and its developer are good or not. Stars and sales number mean nothing to a lot of customers that can read between the lines...
Forgive me for asking, but what is the point of doing all this and working so much, if in the end your customers have left the building?
You have a handful of good developer that would be probably more than happy to jump on board and take OC to the next level. You know their names... Why not start to have some real fun and make some serious money while doing it right...
Oh and before I forget, I never got the chance to really say Thank you Daniel for your Opencart project.
I had and still having fun while making money...
I don't know why, but I feel much better now...