Hi. I was an EIAS user from some years back. Been using Modo and Maya for a while and am now learning Houdini. However, EI was always my favorite. Camera was always, to me, a very "pretty" renderer with a nice, filmic-like quality to it. It was not difficult to get good looking renders out of it like it can be with Mental Ray for example.
I would love to be able to come back to it but, right now I cannot due to two particular issues - 1) no multi-threading in Camera (though I understand this is being addressed (at last!). and 2) no 16 bit or 32 bit linear gamma workflow and floating point i