I haven't upgraded since 1.6.2 mainly because Maya 6 and Liquid (for that version) can't use anything higher, but I decided to bite the bullet and install the latest version - and hat's off to you guys!! I am utterly amazed and in awe, I totally love it! I did a quick test to see if speed was increased.... I had a fully ray traced teapot just resting on a plane, no atmosphere or sky, but either way I visibly noticed a huge increase in speed - and this was a 1600x1200 image!! Kudos and congrats guys, great job!
Thank you Animate,
The constructive feedback and contribution of Pixie community has a big part in this evolution. We will keep on improving Pixie.