Don't underestimate the work needed to implement something new for a large company like Autodesk.
Now that AutoCAD 2009 is on your desktop or installed you might wonder why didn't Autodesk fix this or that or add this simple thing that would save my day. Take a look at the newsgroups and you'll see proof of that.
I looked at the list of people behind AutoCAD 2008 that is showing in the hidden easter egg and found the following:
118 Software Development
59 Test Development
7 Integration and Build
18 User Assistance
16 Product Design
15 Product Management & Marketing
9 Project Management
38 World Wide Localization
3 Beta Team
7 Special Helpers
9 Senior Management
The AutoCAD 2009 team is probably in the same size.
So here is one small wish I have listed on my AutoCAD 2009 page:
"Saveall command should respect the Options setting to save in another version."
How much work can it be?
It might look like this in no specific list order:
Still wondering? Hopefully not that much now.
I was thinking about the post Is Eeyore Designing Your Software? when I wrote this.