Wish I could afford a Hog... I used to work with a production company doing concert production (FOH) on the sound side, but was able to learn a lot from the lighting guys. They swore by the Hog and as you point out, for quick adjustments and easy show updates, it's got the job mastered.
On the flipside, I've been doing "programming" (movers and scanners on the way) as I build the room in the virtualizer. I have a degree in AutoCad, so I'm used to working in a 3d environment. There may be shortcomings in myDmx, but they're overcome by unconventional application of conventional tools. I've enjoyed reading the posts here, mostly because I spent the first two days debating whether to post half of my problems, most of which were answered with a little extra effort and research.