I'm happy to say that has changed and it has exceeded all my expectations by adding in all the phoenix functionality and it even includes the ability to revert back to some comfortable Viewer 1 (Phoenix) functionality. I strongly recommend a download but be sure to have a look at the tutorials that make getting up and running a breeze.
Features I love - Radar w/Camming built In, Integrated AO, Amazingly lag free, uncluttered window once you figure out docking, Tattoo layering (ADD, ADD, ADD! makeup, tattoos, ect), Multi Attachment points
Orientation Video...It is worth it!
Setting up the AO
I have found that most of the bugs in the prior beta have been solved although I yet to explore the advanced features. Perhaps others have info to share.