There has been a lot to digest with Pixar releasing PRMan 20 with a free version. Several people mentioned that Renderman is head and shoulders beyond cycles. In my (very limited experience) PRMan has some advantages, but Cycles isn’t hopelessly in the dust as some have claimed. I have used Cycles for my first semi-professional level project and found it to be quite adequate.
If you were to make a top 3 or top 10 list of areas where Cycles lacks features altogether or is far behind PRMan (or Arnold, etc) what would you put on it?
I will likely be using Cycles for the foreseeable future given the success I’ve had with it. But I’m curious to get a well-rounded view.