Hi guys,
I feel strongly that this is a worthwhile idea (and not a new one) to aid development for the capabilities of next gen LW.
In exchange for technical support (rendering/ TD support) to a few talented newcomer/veterans
the LW 3d goup could sponsor a shorts program using Lightwave.
Create STREAMING CHANNEL (vimoe/youtube) that showcases Short films between 30 seconds to one minute, live action or animated using wither classic LW or tools in Alpha stage.

That way the group can get direct feedback on how to streamline out tool sets.

Other apps do this frequently (hell MAYA 1.0 was developed this way) and the Blender foundation has tried this with great success.

I am loking forward to youe comments and suggestions.