with this said, i enjoy COMODO's firewall. and its convenient built in IDS system (HIPS?). coming from a software developer and web hosting business background, i find it very much fun to over configure, and i enjoy having the control over the system in which i choose to implement.
they also have quite a nice product line. but IMO, if they bundled these features into one neat and tidy little suite, it would be much more appealing. i understand that they might be trying to reduce how "intrusive" the software is, but the fact is that all antivirus solutions are bundling these days, and its a pain having to install 5 different programs...
for example, the Cleaner, and Program Manager applications; these seem to be a good fit together, and prime directives seem somewhat orthogonal.
my final thoughts? honestly, i love the firewall, and after a hell of a time getting the HIPS system to do exactly what i wanted. i love that too. (there was no direct access the the groups editor. my white-lists were often ignored due to ordering, or race conditions. it was some what confusing.)
but the fact i still have been unable to get the sandbox to work on ANY of my machines might lead me to shelf it-
i have tried everything from a reinstall (using uninstallation tools), disabling services, applications, security mechanisms (DEP, ASLR, SEHOP,
etc), different machines, architectures (x86/64bit), all the way to attaching a debugger to see if it was failing to load a file/shared library/driver/etc.