It is now Q1 2010 and there is still no Cross-Fade feature. Can you provide us with an actual release or date of when this is going to be implemented? This seems to be either a glaring oversight, or something that was not properly accounted for in the initial development. I have to think that is the one most needed and requested options for this control. Otherwise why use this in a gallery type scenario over using Flash, Silverlight, JQuery, etc.?
Much like our clients all expect us to deliver on the timelines that are set and agreed upon, I don't think it is too much to expect our software vendors to do the same. It would be nice to see a date that is actually met instead of empty promises of "Q3 2008", "Q1 2009", "next release", etc... It is VERY frustrating that this thread has been open for over 15 months with the same request and no apparent movement.