gecomail, you had the option to be a beta tester before it began being tested and as a tester myself, I will and can only say that IT IS WORTH THE WAIT... there is nothing at the moment that you can't do with 2012 2.1 that you'll be able to do with 2013 r1... but get ready to wrap your head around some AWESOME work and changes! Don't rush the developers...they've been harder working than ever to produce 2013 r1 and you will say WOW once you can see it in action... don't forget to THANK them
***Thanks norman, dana (and the rest of the crew) for all your hard work!*** (norman and dana just happened to comment on this thread).
and there is great reason for the hush hush...it'll bury the competitors face down... so why give them a heads up before astonishing them? If you saw all your christmas gifts before christmas, what excitement would be left? RS knows what they are doing, have great structure in how they're doing it, and are making big leaps for the Studio's future and making sure everything is in place...have faith... People say, "You get what you pay for..." Even with the wait, I still believe you'll be getting more than you paid for and you'll be glad you waited
If I wasn't under contract here, I'd take a sick-day and attend the conference myself... next year FOR SURE..unfortunately they have me working 6 days which includes the conference dates :-/
patience my friend(s)...