Why not making the Octane plugin look like the Standalone?
There would be a node graph with nodes structured as SU groups, components and layers.
Octane materials would be added directly to the node graph - no more weird solutions.
Values would be changed easily, like in the Standalone.
All easy to save and open in the Standalone. Or even more - the Standalone would not be needed that much.
All LUA would work.
If I were given such a plugin I would be very happy
Tell me what you think.