Alizarine: So far, all the "2012" releases sans the 1.4x TC has been released; that's solid proof already that Pentax isn't filing Chapter 11 anytime soon. :D
Looking at the roadmap, there are plenty of even better things to come. A DA Limited zoom - a first for the highly-regarded Limiteds, a new walkaround DA* lens, a new long DA tele zoom, among others yet unannounced - I'm glad Ricoh got Pentax from Hoya!
I sure wish the TC would show up.