Wow... how to respond to this "mediation result" without descending into rage or depression or both?!
The above replies echo my thoughts, so I guess we can start on 4 new improvements to Illustrator CS7. I chose 4 because of the 4 meetings assured of, making this an easy discussion for each.
1) THE #1 - Adobe must allow the opening of FH files going forward. If a mediator or court assigned negotiator is present, there has to be absolutely NO backing down on this! It should have been included in the final terms already!!!!
2) A cohesive and key-toggled pointer, that chooses "visually" what you click on: for example, a fat 10mm line can be selected by it's appearance and not only by it's center path or by dragging, and without the need to add an effect (outline path) to do so now.
3) Groups ALWAYS appear as solid objects and move/align as such, rather than 10,000 points unless "Hide Edges" is chosen... which breaks the visual selection of Text (you can't see what text you've marked, without turning "Hide Edges" off... which I seriously consider a bug!)
4)... up for grabs, but I know what everyone else is thinking, and it will NEVER come to Illustrator... and that is Paste Inside. Not going to happen.
I think #1 is undisputed, while the others are "pet-peeves" of mine and other migrators I know and work with. Considering that we shouldn't even have to tell Adobe about 2 and 3 and waste any of "our granted Wishes" to do so, I don't have much hope that they will... or even can... "fix" them. Which leaves anything like dynamic/editable "star creation" and "rounded corners" without using an effect, out of their ability to comprehend or code.
I've been subdued. I will return to thoroughly loathing my profession of 30 years recently, due to the tools I need becoming absolute POS over the last 10 years, and because the DOJ was caught sleeping and allowed a monopoly to take over.
And before I thoroughly bounce of the walls in rage... please... no one say that I can use either Windows or keep an old OS on an old Mac as an alternative. It really is NOT about that! We’re talking about MAJOR compromises moving FORWARD, in every facit of our profession. From true freeform creation/creativity... all the way to collaboration and production. It's a compromise. Period.
Everything with Adobe’s products as our tools... not of choice... but of monopoly position within our industry... is a depression-inducing reason... to quit.
Facetious I know, but digging holes in the Sahara looking for water is starting to look interesting, as long as I do not have to endure anything Adobe any longer.