I have made it back here again. Lots going on at work, at home and in my volunteer capacity, so I have given you a couple of treats to help you forgive me for not posting sooner!
Lots of new stuff at Daz - Genesis 8 has arrived! I figured we were due for a new iteration of Victoria as we had run out of the "named" characters from Daz and they have been having some hefty specials with older generation stuff. I have read some seriously emotional posts on the forums but I don't think the sky is falling. I still buy V4, Genesis and Genesis 2 compatible items particularly now that G3F is backwardly compatible with V4. Apparently V8 (Victoria, not the engine or the juice) is even more backwardly compatible than V7 which is fantastic as far as I am concerned as I buy specials as much as I can because being in Aus I get an automatic 30% increase in the price due to the currency exchange. So buying older, "specialed" items is much better for my budget.
Anyway I am back (for better or worse) and you will hopefully see a lot more from me.