There have been multiple claims since about October last year of not getting notified of new posts but that excuse is getting old. The fact that they either haven't fixed the notifications or can't simply check for new posts every couple of days speaks volumes. Two months of dead silence since the last update is not a sign of a company that's interested in communicating with its users. And "still chipping away" at a release that's a year and 3 months late doesn't indicate much commitment to the product either.
In response to the question about needing to look at other products, I already am. I've been demoing a trial version of IntelliJ's IDEA and I like it so far. It's not an Eclipse plugin, but I can use it for the heavy editing chores and use bare Eclipse (which our group has standardized on) for debugging and group standard stuff. That's how I'm doing it now with the SE base product because I've lost too much work due to Core's instability on Juno.
I've already let my base product support lapse and Core is giving me the nag screen about my upcoming license renewal, which I will not do unless there's something concrete by then. Slickedit has not given me my money's worth this last year, forcing me to either use Core in an outdated version of Eclipse (Indigo) or use it in a productivity-killing, unstable configuration with Juno, and still charging me $100 for the privilege of using an out-of-date or unstable product. I'm not going to put good money after bad, I'll put it toward another product instead.