After using Logo Maker I can only guess a lot of the negitive reviews came from people who never really tried using it more than a minute, or was from competition out to leave negitive feedback. Much of what they claim just is NOT true.
Let me say I own and use many different photo, graphic, and illistration software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Art Rage, etc, and I purchase this software beacuse of what I could do so quickly and easily.
Some reviews claimed you couldn't import your own images...NOT TRUE. YOU CAN!
You can use your own art and images. You can adjust color, size of images. There are 10,000 images included that you can use, edit and include in your logo, as well as thousands of templates. It's easy to use, but has a lot of options.
I really like the 3D text option and use this a lot for both graphic and video uses.
You can set the size, resolution, as well as background type for your image including transparent backgrounds.
You can export in all the popular image formats including Animated Flash for animated logos which can be created with this software.
I've created some amazing logos and images with this software and it wasn't hard. So those who say otherwise have just not spent the time learning what it can really do or are just out to leave bad feedback.