Users should keep in mind that this is free software (open source). That means that project improvements largely come from the community, either by helping test (and thus track down pesky bugs) or contributing code & documentation. Students, researchers, and new programmers can all help in their own ways and I will happily review any pull requests.
The next version will focus on improved engineering. That means that it will have very few, if any, new features (unless someone else writes them), but better code quality should result in greater reliability and more confidence in future releases.