I agree that FH6 is a great program, but whether I would recommend it to someone just now I am not so sure. Imagine buying FH6 seven months ago when you were being offered a free upgrade to FH7, you learn how to use the program and CP release FH7 and it is so different that you have to learn how to use the software all over again. This is my problem with companies just saying we are going to release software sometime in the future, without showing how it will look or work. If you have a working copy (Which CP obviously did at RootsTech) then put up a video on your site or some screenshots just to show that things are changing, but not too much. Rootsmagic being the classic example at the moment, If I was going to purchase RM7 with the promise of RM8 and had seen how different it was going to be, I would have hung off until RM8 was released or moved to another program. The learning curve of a new program can be great enough without having it pretty much forced on you with a new release 6,8,10 months down the line. Then again with the RM example you would have got your moneys worth from RM7 by the time RM8 gets released
I put off redoing my tree because of the FH7 release (which I would never have done if I had known it would take this long), as I had enough work to be getting on with tidying up my tree. I had hoped the little that had been said about the release was exactly what I was looking for and was willing to wait. I have finished my project housekeeping and really don't want to start a redo that may turn into another redo or massive housekeeping exercise. I have ended up having a look at other software to see how they work just in case FH7 is not what I was hoping it was going to be and something does it better. Please don't have a rant about my last sentence, FH7 will probably be everything I am looking for (As FH6 isn't far away from it), I have just found in the past with software releases that when things are spoken about but not shown, they either end up not appearing or are watered down because they have ended up being to difficult to implement or make the original program a nightmare to use and get pulled all together. I presume CP haven't been resting on their laurels and have been working on this upgrade since before 6.2.7 was released 2 years ago, so a what's coming in FH7 page on there website would not be out of the realms of possibility. As for COVID19 as an excuse??? A simple message on your website saying that due to COVID19 the release of FH7 has been further extended so won't happen until at least Q? 2020 or when ever would keep their users informed. It just seems that the My-History online retailer is the only place with any information for any future purchaser of Family Historian of what they might expect.
I shouldn't grumble I have found out one thing over the last few months Ancestral Sources is not for me, I persevered with it for a month or more and just don't like it. I suppose the last wee while of being idle with FH6, has let me look at how I work and want to work with my tree in the future, rule out programs I don't like (but had kept using) and bring in ones to replace them. Sort out how I want my back ups to work and clean up my filing system and make it a bit cleaner and less cumbersome than it had got. Bonus.