I got mixed feelings about the "return" of Stephen...
I´ve read his blog-post but still got a bad feeling about the situation: there is simply no excuse, to not write a one line sentence like "back in a year" or "taking a break", just to
keep customers informed and not leave them in the dark.
I understand the R&D thing, even if it not brings up tons of new features or even any fruits at all.
But then I would get WM 3 (a final release, no "Dev") ready as a free update for all customers, that bought 2.3.7. and upwards!
No need for all new features here, just a stable version with bug fixes and everything in it finalized!
I also would start to collect a most-wanted-feature-list (finally working with the community) and create a roadmap,
The new features from that list (WM 4.x) would be availible as paid updates again, but in a way, that if you buy a full release, every "point-release" of
it should be a free update. And no fancy "free updates for a year" bullcrap. That still feels like a total rip-off, because there were no updates in more than a year!!!
I dont see any of these things happen as of yet, so I will stick to 3rd party solutions or even other tools before spending money on WM, again.