Adobe, please, do us all a favor and announce a release date...
I can't answer for Adobe but it does appear now that the official CS5 release date (or announcement thereof) is very near based upon hints dropped by two Adobe writers yesterday...
So thought I'd pass that along as hopefully there is not too much longer to wait.
I totally get where you're coming from. I work for an international company doing flash dev on their website and there's something key that I've learned while at this place. When it comes to business and money, special interests and back patting are a guarantee. As far as why they don't announce a release date, can't really answer that. Anyway I used to get all worked up and mad at Adobe for a lot of their practices but I know now from being on the inside of a big business that they're just playing the game the same way everyone else does.
Well, the suspense is finally ended! As followup to this thread, now we have an official release date. Hope this helps with at least a little of that frustration...
Thanks man, that certainly is a big help, it allows us to drop the CS4-to-CS5 transition into a schedule and pin down development dates etc.