Yes it's already been a year since 2011 was announced, and now it's time for 3dsmax 2012. I had the privilege of putting my 2 cents into this product as one of Autodesk's beta testers, and I was also quoted in Autodesk's "What's New" brochure for 3dsmax 2012. There are some awesome features that will be integrated into the software out of the box. I could tell you here, but go check them out on Ken's blog. Well done to the Autodesk and mental images teams for outdoing themselves again with a great package!