I'm coming from 3ds Max as a freelance artist, and as most of you know there is a good deal of disaffected folks in the XSI and Max community. So, Houdini Indie looks like a great way to transition from AD altogether.
However, there is a huge obstacle to doing so, for me. There is no native support in Houdini for 3dconnexion devices and there are a LOT more of us out there (who use them) than you would think. And we do not want to work in a 3D app that doesn't support it.
Right now, Houdini is the ONLY major 3D Software application with no such support. PLEASE change that. All others support them for a very good reason. Until there is support for this, I'm afraid I cannot even consider Houdini, because I've been using my SpacePilot in all my 3D Apps (including 3D Coat), for years.
Going without it is a real pain once you've become used to working with one.