I've been going through the What's New portion of the software and must say that I, yes even I the cynical critic, feel that this will be the best release we have had from SolidWorks in some time. It seems that they are really listening to the users and making the features more robust. It has a more mature overall feel. I have yet to do real day to day work with it, but from what I've seen this should be a well received release. (No, I didn't get a job at SW or a reseller, nor am I now paid for my opinion.)
Way to go Solidworks!