That's great news! Appy-polly-logies! Thanks for continuing work on it Perhaps you could participate in the 'ransom-ware' idea by offering a GV3 with a minimum of xxx votes for it to get a green light?
"What pessimism? I just don't want two teams working on two versions of X when we could have one doing X and the other Y."
That's why it's a public vote. So we're all aware who's aiming for what. When a programmer goes up for the challenge, he or she may announce it to prevent doubling of efforts like we've seen in other instances. It could also let programmers join one effort and afterwards split the rewards.
"Do you want two new databse programs or a database and a spreadsheet?"
That depends on the features offered. Though if you mean two new database apps with roughly identical functionality I'd have to say no.
"I'd say that now is the time we want new/updated programs over as wide a range as possible"