Alright everyone, say what you will about me, but after I demo'd the new TMP body, I gladly bought it. Little backstory about me - I do RP and play SL to have a 3D version of my OC, who has a very specific body shape. Slink Hourglass became my body of choice because it allowed me to have almost the right shape... almost. I was not aware of the reputation issues with TMP, I don't know a lot about community issues, honestly, I just knew TMP was a mesh body creator. A friend told me they released a new body, I demo'd it, and lo and behold, I find this body gives me the exact, perfect shape for my OC. Once again, I gladly bought TMP Legacy.
Being used to how Slink's HUD works, the TMP HUDs are a bit scary to me, as I have no real idea what I'm doing. I'm hoping for at least Omega support in the future so I can wear previously purchased appliers, or at least for the TMP appliers that came bundled in to be updated for use with the new HUD. (Or I might just not have my TMP appliers installed correctly on my HUD? This is a whole other can of worms that I'd be fine leaving alone for now.) As for the deformers - they are FANTASTIC. I love them, and literally the only reason I have not begun to switch all my outfits over from Slink Hourglass to TMP Legacy is because I need to get a skin that will match the body for my Catwa head (sorta haven't done this out of laziness/forgetfulness.) The body comes with a wide range of skin colors and there are even neck blenders to help you blend the body skin with your head skin. (My problem with this is simply the way the shadowing under my jawline on my head skin is, so I need a new skin.)
To address anyone who will come at me with "well why didn't you just buy X body instead of TMP Legacy and using deformers?" Once again, this body has given me the chance to finally have the perfect shape for my OC in SL. No other body has been able to do this for me. Hell, this body might give Slink Hourglass a run for its money if TMP gets support. (Catch me drooling over the perfect waistline on TMP.. lol) But, these deformers work quite well, I'm able to wear mesh clothing fitted for Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya. Some of the clothes I regret buying (because there were no fits for Slink Hourglass... I was a foolish noob) now work for me because of this. Or some clothing that was simply not given a fit for the body I have been using now work. I think it's a huge boon. The TMP Legacy body returns to normal once the deformers are detached. The mesh clothing is unharmed.
The bento feet have me VERY excited, resize-able shoes was a thing that had me feeling fine with the SL system body for the longest time. It's just one more way people will be able to customize their shape. Seeing this finally done by someone is really interesting, I think. None of the big-name creators have even done this.
I'll admit, now that I've read through this thread and seen that apparently TMP has a less-than-stellar reputation on SL, it makes me slightly nervous. But I'm going to be optimistic for once in my life, and, given the fact I have no previous experience with TMP, I'm willing to give them a chance. You're entitled to whatever opinion you have of me after reading all this. You're entitled to whatever opinion you have of TMP. Personally though, I'm still excited, and hoping all this goes well.