@Anthony C OK, folks. I just had a 45 minute long meeting with Geoff and Travis. What I can say is that a future version of Xojo will get us a resolution on the issue with Events. I'm confident after our discussion that the path they're taking will get us there.
As for Properties, that's a much more difficult proposition, and if a solution to that can be had, I'm not sure of its feasibility. We discussed, but it's a very complicated problem. They had some ideas, and I made some suggestions, but the ball is in their court to find and implement the best one. They do want to address these issues in a way that helps those of us feeling this pain, they just have to find the right route to take.
In short, after speaking with them, I feel much better about where future versions of Xojo are going to lead us, and about our ability to support older versions of Xojo. The most encouraging part, and one I hope you'll all join me in, is that Geoff and Travis are open to addressing any and all issues that they can feasibly address, and are paying attention. I feel that they have a better understanding of how third-party developers have to support their customers now, and I hope they come up with some great solutions to our collective quandaries.
Sounds promissing, but, also did web 2.0 two years ago...