For the first time, upon trying v9 today, I felt it was ready for real use. In fact, I started actually using it. Then, I realized I can't use it because it will not sync to the internet and between my several devices. The bottom line is that I think there has been huge progress since the last time I experimented with it, but there are still features essential to me not there yet. It still will not import my v8 brain, but I assume that will be resolved somehow at some point or I will figure out some work around.