This is pure speculation, but I would interpret the comment that the next release is focused on "user enhancements" to mean that they won't monkey with the database format itself (the new relational features in v7) but that they would clean up the UI, add additional features, etc. The file format and database structure would stay relatively stable. Again, that would be my expectation for the next release, and would be my own personal interpretation of such a comment.
I'm currently on FM Pro 6 (full version) on Mac OS X and I'd like to upgrade to v7. I can either upgrade for $150 or buy the academic version for $150. But then I checked on eBay and saw some auctions where I can buy FM Pro 7 for $50 or less. They *say* that they guarantee authentic, unlicensed, never used, full version software. Still, I thought I would check here and see if anyone had any experience purchasing such software on eBay. Here's a link to one auction as an example... http://cgi1.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dl...;partner=888801 Any thoughts?