I do not have as much experience as most people on the forums but Newtek has always been good to me and the money spent has been well worth it. I will do the 30 day trial and if it is helpful in my work I will pay for it.
I certanly hope they will continue its developement. It is very usefull, no matter what 3DCC software you use as a base.
Even if it gets implemented in LW in some form, granted, LW-users will not need it... thing is... there are plenty of users/studios out there, not using LW, that could make use of Chronosculpt, especially if LW3DG can showcase that they are developing the product.
If LW3DG doesn't, it's their loss.
yeah with all the huge changes I can bet that CS will be incorporated inside of layout. . .some year. That way we can use more high performance animation tools along with the point cache editing.