As bad as I would like to see the next version, I would have to agree with TM. I never used Ver 2004 because of the bugs. I'd rather have it right than quick.
However, I am concerned that the rewrite of Intellicad has taken 8 years. 7.2 has corrected over 600 bugs!...after ten years in developement. Although intellicad is a non profit, it is supported entirely by private enterprize who depend on the results. If I were a member of Intellicad, I would be quite vocal at this point.
And beside that, I'm enjoying this conversation immensely and looking forward to that gift.