I'm sorry you took the comment as snide.
In reality, we moderators have no information as to when the new developments will be rolled out, so there is very little information we can provide.
You are correct in that there was a degree of the passive-aggressive in my comment, in that we ask members to do a quick search before posting an issue. It takes very little time, and we mods are donating time and energy to these boards. We don't get paid to do this, nor do we ask for that; however, when we respond to the same question multiple times, and the answer is always "we don't know yet," it does become frustrating.
I think if you look at most of the answers from the current moderators across the boards, you will find much more of a helpful and informative response style when the question is original.
"If you drop an egg, you don't say, 'Oh, shoot' and drop the other 11, do you?"
-Source unknown, but obviously brilliant
Reached goal 4/16/2010...but kind of afraid to look these days