but like you I have felt that NOF had lost a sense of direction over the past few years.
The company underwent radical changes in 2009, and now operates entirely independendently. This may result on a more focused and innovative approach to software deisgn, or it may not.
The full version of Fusion XII costs £154, and I don't see any trial download, so it's not a cheap gamble. I'm going to try to get hold of a copy soon, and if you're still undecided I'll let you have some thoughts then.