ive hated truespace when i used 3.2, then 4, 6 was probibly as good as it got. then 7 was just total ****ing bloat. then i started using max and that gives you everything you need to make a model.
ive hated cob/scn files since day one. we need support for other formats. converting through other formats and other programs presents other issues. such as duplicate points. the best proggie i ever used for getting my old models into max resulted in scambled vertex normals and duplicate verts. while they went through pcs1/2 just fine still, truespace is mostly for primitive modeling, not meshing and freespace requires a mesher.