Ahh! My poor thread! It's been hijacked!
Seriously, though. Let's all be fair and try not to be drooling fanboys for a few minutes. iVAN has issues with the product, and Stardock refuses to address them. There is an Alpha available, but I think we all know it probably won't resolve all or even any of his issues (it certainly didn't address mine - and I actually installed it
). I agree with iVAN that the changelog needs to be updated, even if I'm not willing to make a federal case out of it.
Stardock has officially commented on this thread that they are still developing the product. That's good. They also said "stayed tuned". That's bad, considering the fact that we've been "tuned" for over a year with no official update to the software.
I think Stardock has an overwhelming amount of software that they develop and support - probably too many apps, IMHO. This means that they can't focus on any single application completely, which is understandable given their approach. I appreciate the fact that they take the time to post in the forums and don't ban troublesome users (*cough* iVAN *cough*). It says a lot that they aren't afraid to let people speak their mind.
Still, I have to admit that I also agree with iVAN in that Stardock should really try to address as many current issues with their software before "taking the dock to a new level". The are a ton of little bugs, and some major ones with the current version of ObjectDock. It would seem that if you're going to charge for a program that you should support it, and part of that support is updating the code to address known issues - which again, hasn't happened in over a year. I don't count Alpha releases, sorry.
Finally, I think the stance taken by Stardock of "We've heard your complaint. Nothing has changed. Nothing will change.", is a sad one. The last sentence in that quote is especially alarming and changes my view of the entire company. Perhaps KarmaGirl is just frustrated with an admittedly trollish customer, but I think that comment went too far. If Stardock really doesn't intend to resolve known issues with Objectdock then I will not be spending any more of my money on Stardock products.