I hear a lot of people complaining about the slow development of Blender. This is obviously due to the low number of developers working on the program, all funded by donations.
Now after looking at the post from Ton on the Blender Development Fund, I was surprised to learn that there are only 243 people supporting the Blender Development Fund.
Compare this to the 130,000 (!!) registered users of the BlenderArtists forum alone. I imagine if only half the people using Blender on a regular basis (the one’s registered on BlenderArtists are probably in that category) were to fund 10 euro’s a month for the development of Blender it would surely become the premier 3D development tool in the next 2-3 years.
I’m amazed at what the Blender Foundation has pulled off so far with regards to the development of Blender. It’s already a tool which compares favorably to most commercial products (although sometimes requiring a bit of work around) and is totally focused on productivity instead of ease-of-use.
I myself don’t even use Blender for commercial purposes, yet I donate to the Blender Development Fund (I have a Silver subscription) because I have so much fun using it satisfying my creative urges.
I certainly hope more people will contribute instead of endlessly complaining in these forums.