We realized that Sculptor was a fit after the demo. By customizing the pricing rules and the interface, we can do many of the things that solve our initial requests.
We use many parts of the product not in the way they were originally intended, like, for instance, bundles as a basis for forming dependencies between products.
There was no illusion that we would easily switch to a new flow. Our teams may suffer from a withdrawal syndrome, but they understand the usefulness of the solution in the long run, especially the fact that they don't have to keep everything in sync with spreadsheets all the time.
Now generating quotes is twice as fast, and we can represent ourselves as brand ambassadors not only of Salesforce but also Sculptor CPQ.