I too would like to know from those who have had a hands on what software is prefered and the qurks of each.
This is an expensive endevor and I do not want to throw away my money.
Right now I am leaning towards Smart Catalog for no other reason that would like to also have Smart Styles—keep them in the same family.
I hope someone will post soon for I am ready to buy.
After posting my question, we could not find any comparison tests out there. So we ran comparison tests ourselves. Based on the specific needs of our project we decided upon Easy Catalog Pro. It had all the features and functionality we needed, was easy to learn and the company seemed to do a good job of keeping their product and documentation up to date. They also have a very strong support team that responded quickly to our questions.
Hope that helps,
have you considered the priint:comet from WERK II, on www.priint.net?
When it comes to database publishing there are only few good providers.
A very good comparison list can be found on oyen.de. It shows all the different providers.