GIJoe wrote:the viewcube and it's integration must have been outsourced to cheap labour somewhere
I don't think they need to outsource it : Autodesk has a large operation here in Shanghai. Since we mostly believe in hype and 'low costs' I'd bet you $100 they have piss-poor quality control and little to no testing right in-house.
You would think that when companies pay people $500 a month they could afford to spend more on the "niceties" (such as quality control) but in fact, that's exactly the opposite of how it works. Once they get the cut-costs bone in their teeth they know no bounds. I've been in factory after factory after factory and it's all the same. Most of these factories are foreign-owned, by the way.
All this talk makes me thirsty, guess I'll go have a glass of milk ....