In my eyes Genesis 8 is no better or worse than previous generations as simply just provides us with another option to use if we want to, there's still plenty of content for the previous generations & will be more products produced for them for some time to come. I recall from numerous sources complaints & such along the lines of "G3F/V7, I'm not going to use that as doesn't do this or that & my content won't work with it etc etc" only for them to do a u-turn later on and keep singing the praises of the new generation.
I was one of those people!
You should have heard me in June, 2015. No, you shouldn't. I was downright hostile! "NO! I Won't do it! Too low polygon counts. That ugly mouth! Bah, phlegm, buttocks!"
Then, two things happened. First, clothes began to appear in the G3 line that I wanted. They fit G2 like tailored gloves. Within a year, I had a whole closet full of G3 clothes, and still hadn't bought Vicki 7 or Mike 7. After a while, I couldn't help but wonder what they'd look like on the figures they were made for.
Then, people like Zev0, Powerage, and Xenic101 released their sculpting systems. I saw the results and thought, "WOW! They're getting that level of realism out of the brick-like Genesis 3? Okay." Those systems gave G3 a high level of various textures, permitting a realism I couldn't get with Genesis 2. So, a year and a half after Victoria 7's ascension to the throne, I bought her. I knew ... I KNEW ... that about the time I fully delved into the figure, that Victoria 8 would appear.
This time, I bought V8, tested her (abused her, actually) and arrived at conclusions based on experience, not emotion.
I may sound pretty negative at the moment, but I'm actually withholding full judgment until Zev0 and Xenic release sculpting systems for G4 ... G8. GAH! Bake my brain, DAZ! It is possible that they can release systems that will put V8 over the top. If they match V7/M7, it isn't worth the money to convert, as there really isn't that much difference in the two generations. But, if they produce systems that are as exponentially superior to G3 as G3 was to G2, then I may just make the move. By then, perhaps the sculpting systems will permit the transfer of my recurring characters without the aging of two decades that happens now. And, of course, such a move will be on the advent of Victoria 9's ascension to power. I'm just that slow.
Sometimes, my wife wakes up grumpy. Sometimes, she lets me sleep.