Who loves well, chastises well.
There has been amazing accomplishments this year indeed. But that is not a reason for Xojo to rest on their laurels.
My personal regret is that the lack of controls was largely compensated by the presence of dtPlugins, proof that one competent programmer was able to do more than a full team.
Now that dtPlugins are gone, we are back to square one. I did suggest that Xojo buys dtPlugins so we get the collection of controls in the product, but am not naive enough to believe that it is possible. The "not invented here" runs high enough to prevent any such possibility.
I love too much Xojo to abandon the idea that Xojo iOS should be much, much more advanced than an infant product. I struggled quite a bit on during beta and a couple months afterward with beaucoup declares and wrapping, to have it deliver an app that takes a couple weeks at most to do in Desktop.
In the present state, it is just a promising thing that requires tons of declare band aids for production. Somehow, it defeats the purpose of a Xojo RAD. If I want to indulge in handcrafted system calls, I might as well go Swift :/