It just boggles my mind how one person (to my knowledge) is doing everything for winstep and is highly supportive of the product and I cannot get an answer to my simple question from SD.
Ok, in Stardock's defense, keep in mind Winstep is also a company smaller than Stardock, whose sole focus is Desktop Customization, and with a much smaller product portfollio. Even then, sometimes I also have trouble keeping up with support when I'm really busy finishing a new release, for instance. At times like those, all your attention and energy go into finishing that release and everything else becomes a 'distraction', and a sap of your valuable energy. You don't sleep much, and you don't eat much.
Hell I would even take "When it's ready". That is better then stating things will be coming out and then nothing but crickets chirping.
But Brad already posted OD's schedule here a couple of months ago, and he even was very straightforward explaining why. A new release sometime in August, then another by the end of the year. He couldn't be any clear than he was, and there isn't much more that he can say either. Even that schedule is probably dependent on other things.
The only thing he can say now is more of the same. And perhaps he should (but read my first paragraph) just so you guys know you *are* being heard. Essentially, and I think that is what you meant in your post, users just want some assurance that they are not being ignored. Trust me, I'm pretty sure you aren't (and Neil's presence here is a proof that you aren't).
As a fellow developer, I can only imagine how much it must frustrate Jeff that he isn't able to dedicate his full attention to his ObjectDock 'baby' now that Nexus is getting so much attention. But Jeff works for Stardock and he must follow Stardock's larger vision.
Remember also that, the more a company grows, the longer release schedules become. Not because the developers and the CEO are sitting idle on their bums on a tropical island somewhere reaping off the benefits of their success, but because the larger a company gets, the more stuff it has to deal with. It's no longer just a question of churning out code - things get complicated fast, with meetings, large customers, promotion, sub-projects, web site design, etc, etc, etc.... There is a lot more to Stardock than meets the eye.
Nobody here, for instance, expects Adobe to release a new version of Photoshop every 3 months. Adobe's product cycles have been every 18 to 24 months. See how lucky you actually are?