Im sure we will see some big improvements in the AI soon, they hired a new AI guy and he had that big "Help with AI" thread plus 9 months, so we should see what progress he has made.
Edit. Just checked we have had no AI changes since June last year so that's 9 months of work.
Yeah, I remember that announcement. I just have no idea what happened ever since.
The most probable explanation is the major graphic/performance patch. There is no point in adding any new AI, Commands, FM, improvements until the performance patch is done. Then they can add any improved features to a faster, stable more or less bug free platform. Adding them now would only make the bug testing, and fixing of the performance patch overly complicated. Such as "are the lastest bugs caused by the performance code, AI, FM, DM, or Command changes".