Glaucon wrote:I am no expert, but I'd guess that it would make sense to wait a while before getting this bento stuff. I am fairly sure other creators must still be working hard on their own bento-body-parts and, from what I heard, this stuff is kind of expensive. Might be a wider selection to chose from, soon.
You'll never be a fashionista with that attitude!
It seems like sound logic, until you consider the initial Mesh rollout. TMP first released in 2014(?), they're sill selling the same Heads and Bodies today. I hadn't bothered with Mesh before as I've not been involved in any serious RP needing an avatar update, until summer 2016. Had I updated an avatar in 2014, it probably would be using the same TMP head I settled on 2 years later. So being an early adopter will give you the best value over the lifetime of that product.
Some new items will release at an introductory offer, like the female GL Eva Bento Head
And there's the vanity factor of updating to the latest releases. Even if the Catwa head is 10k for the full package, I don't blame these young women for jumping aboard. I would switch to a Bento head too if there was anything tempting.
The male choices are between a Conan and a public schoolboy impression by Akeruka. But both of these are just under 3k which is entirely reasonable for the first male Bento heads on the market. I think Catwa Justin heads are in their Bento beta? I would personally avoid them as half the grid are using Catwa heads.
And that's what I meant about Maitreya bodies above, there's nothing wrong with them and I understand the convenience. For someone making a new av and trying to decide between Maitreya, Slink and Belleza. Then keep in mind 90% of female bodies in use are from Maitreya, for good reason! But it's also a very standard look now.