Unless I missed a clarifying statement by DAZ, nobody said they would release C9 in Q1 of 2014. What they said was:
“We…....are working on some plans to release 9.0 either Q4 or Q1 2014.”
That means nothing. Working on plans doesn’t they are going to do it, nor does it imply anything like a firm commitment. They are just working on plans to do something. In the real world that gives them infinite wiggle room to later say “well, we never said we would, we just said we are working on plans. And it turns out the plans didn’t work out, so now we’re working on other plans”. And so on….
And IMO, to state that C9 is “to be released in Q1 of 2014” is, well, pretty inappropriate to say the least.
If you want to believe happy stuff, then believe away. But anyone who has any experience whatsoever with software knows that plans change and release dates for betas and all other software can change at a moment’s notice. Just look at the history of 8.5…....how many times did THOSE plans change?
Geez, relax. C8.5 will be out when and if it comes out. And C9 might come out in our lifetimes. But don’t be surprised if it doesn’t. Find some other software to get all giggly over. The world won’t end if you try something else.