Originally Posted by Michael P
Besides, most of what I see is knock-offs of features we developed first.
It shouldn't matter if even all ( not saying they are ) the rest are 'knock-offs'.
End of the day, to the potential end user and/or existing customer and user of PP, they are going to ask themselves, what makes PP better than others / worth the money they paid compared to other cheaper or free alternatives.
And a 'most of the features that the others have are just knock-offs of features we developed first' would not cut in when it comes to decision making time I'll bet. End users want end users options. Most don't bother about who came up with what first, as long as the product HAS the features. And when 2 products are lined up side by side, comparisons are bound to occur when one is free/much cheaper and another isn't and yet both products have highly similar features.
Just my own thoughts.
I'm not a software developer nor a marketing guru but I think what i mentioned is plain common sense. Please do not take it negatively, I just want the developers to continue to view this product from another perspective again, that of the potential customer instead of the product developer.
It's all about the packaging a'la marketing, and more importantly, PR
. You've got a solid product, "package" it well, you'd blow competition to bits.