I haven't been able to say much about this until now, but we've been very busy here at F5 as of late. I saw this link today on which is a precursor of things to come in the coming weeks. Along with the new platform, we've also been hard at work in iControl and think you all will be pleasantly surprised at the usability and performance gains we've made in 9.0 (much more details to come on this next week...). Happy coding and lookout for 9.0! -Joe