I agree with Ralph,
I would hope that any 'new' Freehand like programme could keep it simple and do what Freehand does best. I started with 7 and was in effect forced to upgrade through to MX which didn't really give me anything more than I needed - straightforward drawing tools and a simple interface to work with.
I design enamels, medals etc so effectively cartoon drawing style and Freehand was/is so much simpler and faster to use the ai, Corel etc.
A good import range is useful, currently I have to import in to AI, then export out as an AI8 format to import back into MX - TEDIOUS!!