What new features will bring the 2.0 version?
I don't know anything about that rumors, but to be honest I have not great expectations. I have the version 1.4.5 and is almost perfect to my needs.
Of course I'll always keep updated my board with the latest version.
I'm not expecting any new features in 2.0, just a change to the new code base. Although Mike doesn't explicitly say there won't be any new features, the indication is that it's feature parity they are working on. See the section When will we see 2.0 released? What's happening? in this post:
I guess they could have done like IPS did... pretty much stop all work on the current version while they worked on the newer one - and then after releasing the newer version making the 3.x line EOL.
The biggest mistake I see they made was saying anything at all about it when they did... if they hadn't of made an announcement then you wouldn't be seeing all the "oh, it's been a year and 10 months since it was first announced" talk that goes on.
Honestly, It's been that long since IPS 4.x line was released - and they are in the 4.1.x line now and its JUST getting stable enough that I wouldn't classify it as BETA software.