was that cynicism or opimism?
I think, personally, I'd look for a good datafeed and P&F charting combo ideally, then (if I couldn't manage both in one go) the object would be to locate a good P&F package and a good datafeed, where one went seamlessly into the other.
Does Updata do Forex? (This is a genuine question by the way, I've not looked for a good while). Esignal does forex, and P&F, but the P&F is a bit rudimentary currently - I imagine other major players like Tradesstation probably offer a capability, but you'd need input from a TS user which I'm not.