Worth your $65, I’d say, just for the Comic Book Mode. Also the options that owning Poser would open up, in terms of the seamless pipeline to using Vue as a renderer. The latest Vue works fine with Poser scenes and supports Poser shaders (it ‘knows’ how to render them properly in Vue). Both Poser 11 SR6 and Vue 2016 SR2 are now fully patched and integrated.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.