I'm still encouraged that Apple thought enough of Aperture that it was featured in a TV commercial that ran right before the holidays. I hope that indicates that it is still part of their thinking. and a good selling point for Mac. I'm very happy with Aperture, but I'd like to see a version 4.0 if only to send a signal that it is still being supported and developed. The optimist in me thinks that the longer it takes, the more ground-breaking features it may have when it arrives. I just hope it arrives.