We're definitely not wanting to make ArtrRage a photo-manipulation package. That's not its aim, and it would break the chaotic creative nature of ArtRage.
If ArtWeaver does what you want, then definitely you should be using ArtWeaver!
We absoluely do not want or intend to compete with Photoshop, or Corel Painter, or ArtWeaver.
However if there are some specific features that you feel ArtRage would benefit from, we're always happy to consider suggestions.
"Make ArtRage more like ArtWeaver" is not a useful suggestion. What tools and processes from ArtWeaver do you consider the high-priority features that ArtRage is missing? The UI to ArtWeaver totally blows - it's a technical UI for technical people. By cloning Painter, all they're doing is making the same UI mistakes as Painter!
AndyRage's mantra for graphics engine code:
"Sure - how hard can it be?"