Hey Polle (and others),
Our biggest priority right now for us (and for you), is to ensure that we continue to scale gracefully as our overall usage increases. We don’t feel we have the luxury of offering up a Twitter-esque fail-whale on your published pages. While this kind of work doesn’t bring shiny new features, it’s critical to our mutual, continued happiness. We’re in a bit of a tight spot in that this scalability work is currently holding up some other releases, and has taken *way* longer than originally anticipated.
On that note, Saturday night we put our new (scalable) page server architecture into production for a test run, and it went really quite well. If it had gone *perfectly*, we would have put our beta editor improvements into production this week. However, we did notice a couple serious enough issues during the test run that we’re going to get those fixed first, which we anticipate taking another few days.
On the product development side, our new field mapping functionality that will let you map custom form fields in your integrations is nearing completion and looking good, and a basic version of our page grouping feature has been demonstrated internally. Plus, in addition to the existing editor improvements that are queued up, we’re working on adding additional formatting/styling options that will significantly reduce the need to resort to creating graphics for backgrounds, buttons and such.
I should add that it’s not uncommon at all for companies like ours to hit plateaus in their product development cycles. Not only are we producers of SaaS software, and tied into a whole community of other producers, we’re also consumers of SaaS software (every single critical bit of our business is in the cloud), so we’re very aware of how we stack up against everyone else out there.
Sorry we’re not releasing as fast as you’d like right at this moment, but we’ll return to our usual responsiveness just as soon as we’ve gotten this annoying but necessary scalability work out of the way!