Well, I am sorry you feel that way Dudemeister. I apologise if you feel my opinion and posts offended your superior knowledge, that was not the intention. This Forum is a great place to share, learn and to see other peoples ideas or issues. But - I must admit, the first reason that I come on this forum is to look at Formlabs products, rather than to find evaluations of alternative printers.
On a personal basis I think the Formlabs products are quite incredible on many levels, sure, I see problems, but overall its helped bring 3D printing to the masses.
I agree with you that Preform is perhaps not as fast as some of the slicing software used by other printers, but still think Preform is a nice piece of software that has helped bring laser based SLA printing to the masses. It does what in reality is an incredibly complex mathematical task very well.
With regards my posts about G-Code, In the 1990’s, a large part of my day job was developing and working on interfaces for converting CAD drawings (both 2D and very early 3D) Often these drawings were generated by hand( lofting’s) on polyester film, they were then digitised in a lofting’s shed and then converted to G-Code in order to create a cutter path (that was controlled by G-code) I think that gave me a reasonable understanding of G-codes. Let’s put this into perspective in terms of technology, the 8086 processor only became available in 1978, so technology was developing at a fantastic rate in the 90’s (and continues to develop at an even faster rate today) I can still remember seeing and using Autocad when it had a dos based command set…
Today I am lucky, I get to develop 3D printers and materials as my day job, so, Dudemeister, you can see its a little more than a hobby for me. Again, I think that gives me a little understanding of the process and technology, but I also know that there are a great number of people out there with greater knowledge than mine.