I'm still around, just been working on more series. I have to get off my lazy ass and do some post production to finish up several of the already completed ones. In the meantime I did some playing around with Iray. I can't get the lighting down to save my life, but I did a couple shots out by the pool at dusk with a flash. I actually liked how they came out. I don't foresee me switching to Iray, but it did come out pretty well.
...and here is a quick shot I did of the Senderland Studio offices.