Aventurine has been fairly active of late, releasing a good amount of info related to Darkfall 2.0, and I find myself buying into the hype. The things we know about 2.0 all sound great, and the core of DF is still very solid (best combat in an MMO, I like the lore/feel of the world, etc).
The last, but most important part is WHEN. Tasos has stated that in August more information about that will be known, and I (foolishly?) hope that come August, the announcement will be that DF2.0 is aimed to hit by the end of the year. Q1/Q2 2012 or beyond just seem so, so far away. I also suspect that 2.0 will be out sooner rather than later because even now, many among the community are in wait-and-see mode, and if this is extended for months on end people will allow accounts to lapse, and I don’t think Aventurine can afford that at this point.
This wait is worse than waiting for a fresh MMO to launch, because here we have already seen what DF could be, and it’s highlights are still some of my best MMO gaming moments. Hurry up already AV!