If you check out the promo paragraph on the Form.Z site (http://www.formz.com/products/formz.html) it is a software package geared right at what FBE is all about and ideas that I am interested in.
"It is an effective design tool for architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, animators and illustrators, industrial and interior designers, and all design fields that deal with the articulation of 3D spaces and forms. form·Z is highly responsive to the needs of mature designers and, at the same time, novices can use it with ease."
That said the site doesnt do an inspiring job of showing off the software's potential. The information is largely text based descriptions of tools with low-res images in support. It is hard to compare the software with the major-leaguers out there in this way. The software does seem to sport a good range of tools and capability, but knowing well each tool does its job or whether it works as a whole is unknown to me.
The gallery of works dont inspire eather - but here are a few anyhow:
[sample work images from the Form.Z site gallery]