Not to sound pessimistic but I'm getting flashbacks when you say that questions will be "sent off to the devs." I'm glad Pavel is the leader of a developer team now instead of the sole developer, so our questions will actually be answered and features will actually be released (by the other devs).
And on a more positive note I'm really happy Spintires is back! I wonder how many others will return from the Oovee forums? The Mod Converter is an especially unexpected surprise.