I haven’t yet played with Hound, but have heard good things. I do wonder what makes it so good — is the tech better, or are they smarter in the ways they “cheat.” I don’t mean this in a negative way, I think there are a lot of smart, subtle things folks can do in these early days to appear more advanced than they are. But again, maybe they are that good!
I suspect this entire space is going to be turned on its head in the next six months. Here’s where I’ll refuse to say “watch this space.” ;)