I can't edit the OP now to add a poll, but I'll make another thread for "popular" viewer choice.
I wasn't originally trying to capture people's preferences though. I was hoping for some help to collect facts about features for my chart because I think that's the most useful comparison for people to see when they make a decision. Just because it's the most popular viewer, doesn't mean it will work better for someone.
CoolVL for example isn't widely used but for some on older computers it's the best option because of the low resource load. For others, multiple layers is the deal breaker so it's no point them even downloading a viewer if that isn't a feature.
Performance seems to vary depending on computer and preference is relative so I was hopin to compile something like...Viewer Name
Interface: 1.X, 2.X, 3.2.X etc.
Special Features: Combat Radar, Advanced Graphics, etc.
Pros/Cons: does/doesn't work with Nvidia cards, only for Windows, etc.
It looks like I'll have to try every one myself though before I get the chart done LOL oh well, be a fun project over the Christmas break. Have I mentioned I love charts
ETA: Here's a link to an interesting new performance based comparison chart though. Keeping in mind, performance varies by computer.http://www.sluniverse.com/php/vb/altern ... rison.html