Adrian I totally agree. This thread is about comparing apples to rocks and bananas to spaceships.
Times move on and while Second Life had it’s time and it’s entrepreneurs, the whole of the fabric of society is different now. Crowd-funding, Open source, collaborative working, etc are all products of a modern era, where (hopefully) all will benefit in joint endeavors, rather than one person being able to amass fortune at the expense of others. OK, end of soapbox - but if you want to read more, try the ‘Big Five For Life’ and its cohorts.
This is an amazing platform and considering it’s funding (which is relatively low against comparative endeavors), along with the ethos that has birthed it - it is a wonderful opportunity for all to share and help one another.
Of course you will be able to profit too. However, the number of people who can collaborate is much larger than in, say Second Life. Which was in it’s day a leader (would have liked to have seen more marketing there guys!). Unfortunately some things in SL simply cannot be moved forward - due to the legacy environment in which it was created.
It is understandable that you may be dispirited by the fact you cannot merely move your SL creations here and make instant money by expanding your brand into a new platform, especially for scripters and prim builders. However we should all celebrate this new possibility and more open way of experiencing and sharing our creations with others.
In conclusion, this is an opportunity for people currently embedded inside Second Life to learn - about other platforms and other ways of doing things. Those people would also bring with them their knowledge of how things work on a virtual environment. For performance artists, the potential viewing audience just grew exponentially. The only problem I see is the unwillingness to grow and adapt to the ever increasing pressures of cloud and collaborative working and industry standards.
I applaud this move (and others) that grow towards the good of all (back on soapbox). I’m just sad that I was born too early to see it through to it’s full conclusion (which I anticipate happening in 30ish years time).