I'm starting to use Octane now. It's simply the best rendering option out there. So much faster than Luxrender. I've got a long way to go to use it properly but It's coming along. Some of my first renders are pretty basic but they look much better than what Lux gives in a small fraction of the time. I plan on redoing the Cast pages with new renders. Keep an eye on my website to see them.
Here is a basic render of Wendy. She got a new hair style that I'm happy with.