Thought I'd give you a glimpse of some of the features that will be coming in 1.7.
Please note - this thread is only for discussing the features detailed here. Postings related to other feature requests should be posted on their own thread (else they will get deleted from this thread).
We have spent considerable time overhauling the internals of some of our main tools. It's been a labour of love, but it's going to open up greater possibilities for our core tool set.
Ben, thanks for the great news and the videos! While you are at it, perhaps you should also consider adding more snapping options to the control points of geometric shapes. These seem to snap only to the shape itself, but not to external objects. For example, the hole radius in a donut shape does snap to 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of the donut radius, but there seems to be no way to snap it to an another object. Or is it?
Thanks again for the exciting news.