I've been turning for a couple years but just finished by first segmented bowl.....did not turn out as expected, which led me here. I look forward to the benefits provided by the software. I live in central CA.
Over the years I have found the software to be great for designing a project.
Keep in mind that WTP gives you full control of the ring. SP is "rules based". It limits what you can do to an individual ring. The paint feature in SP is very good.