Yes, many of us know all well of daily struggles.
Regarding the Haptek thing, it was rumored that Robert Medeksza of Zabaware fame was planning on using Ogre3D for his new graphic characters for / with UltraHal Assistant.
While the full body Haptek characters were never meant for open usage by John Q. Public, they were used by and meant for commercial use. Someone some long time back, discovered where the file was temporarily located when a particular site was visited, then it was discovered in the People Putty folders. Those damned boots were the ruination of many attempt at black, white, tan boots, leg warmers, etc. Some even tried to "disguise" them with flesh coloring resulting in a very bad case of the worlds fattest ankles!
It struck a lot of people rather odd that a company that was so determined to hold its products in tightly clenched fists, ended up loosing the very thing it so vainly held on to. Ah yes...the world is round....and sometimes ironic!
Be well...good things will come!