Talk about first world problems.
If it upsets you so much about the time of release, move on!
If it upsets you so much about the price of the upgrade, MOVE ON!!!
S3D is still my goto slicer.
I've seen vids on other slicers, but not enough to compel me to switch.
Again, if it upsets you so much, move on, I'm tired of hearing about the missed deadline and cost of upgrades.
Get over it! Geez.
How about we suggest they move to a subscription based model?! Would that make you happy?!
I'd like to get back to the positive things that come with 3D Printing.
FYI: The upgrade price will be around 25/30% of full purchase price.