1) Will 2.0 play alongside 1.5 Standalone and the ~1.2 3dsmax plugin nicely? (Especially can we have a 2.0 3dsmax plugin alongside ~1.2 plugin installed?) As I would like to evaluate moving an existing project up to 2.0 but falling back to 1.5/1.2 if needed for whatever reason.
2) I *think* I heard talk that there were speed optimisations (Faster multiple lights? (Which would be most welcome!)) that might make it into 1.5 at some point that didn't seem to (1.5 seems slower than 1.2). Is 2.0 much faster than 1.2/1.5 and in what ways?
3) Will the 3dsmax plugin for 2.0 be available with the standalone 2.0 in April?
4) Does the displacement mapping *generally* have much of an impact on performance?
5) Can the hair work with standard 3dsmax hair in the 2.0 plugin?
I am hoping the release is in very early April as I can't wait to play with it