I'm not scared of Sketch Up, but I certainly am intimidated by it. I tried it a few times and was just overwhelmed by what it could do, and yet what I could not make it do, if that makes sense at all.
I think adding to the frustration of sketchup is the fact that I can do excellent mechanical drawings. I am not trying to toot my own horn here either, but I like mechanical drawing and have some skill in making the drawings look a certain way. Its frustrating for me to try and learn something new when I know I can revert back to something that I can do quicker and faster even though it is two dimensional.
Still I look at this sub-forum as being completely under used. I have posted some ideas on here that were design and concept ideas like a crib that went in the corner of a room, or some ideas for making a cupola and weathervane. Still out of the 525 posts I have made on here, only two or so were on this sub-forum...then yeah I think its under used.
I think some people feel this sub-forum is only for sketch-up related things. In fact before I posted about the corner crib or cupola, I asked specifically if ANY design idea could be posted here, not just sketch up.
Still it is a foolish person that looks towards others to make things happen. I have a lot of crazy ideas that I should post on here to try to get ideas and thoughts generated. Maybe your post tonight will give me the kick in the romp I need.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"