Thanks for the feedback @normis! It sure adds a bit more of clarity, although there's no rough timelines.I just want to let everyone know, that v7 is progressing pretty good this year, and most core functionality is usable. Some more difficult parts need to be done and we can release a public beta.
But definitely an improvement over the "it's ready when it's ready". And for that I congratulate Mikrotik.
p.s. Now, before everyone get's super hyped and expects a release next month...Personally, and by experience in the software engineering industry, I don't expect any betas before EOCY 2019 or Q1 2020.