what would you have expected Perrspective Efex to do that you can’t already do?
Well, for one thing I would have expected that a perspective plugin might have some of the functionality that VP3 does not have. For example I would have liked to be able to drag a single corner of an image to correct perspective similar to the way that you can do this in PS. And I would have expected the interface to contain different controls. But above all I would have expected the engineers to correct the one thing about VP that has annoyed me since I bought the initial version of ViewPoint - the need to load the raw file to do automatic corrections.
Yes, I know. The software sends a tiff or jpg to the plugin and needs to have the information in the raw file to do the corrections, but there is no reason that I can see that the necessary information can not be sent to the plugin along. with the image path or the image itself. If they did that I would not have to browse to find the specific image to do the auto correction.
And I do agree with you that VP will probably be going away. It always seemed like a poor step-child to OP and PL.