Eville, quick question. The OP says that .90 is the final NE version, but you will try to continue releasing patches for it. Does this mean that those of us either too cheap or too poor to get entrenchment can look forward to a release that either has all of the models and textures done, the abilities area fixed, and the crashes cured? Will it be some combination of these? Or are those only gong to be found in the entrenchment release?
Entrenchment really isn't expensive, and install is quick and painless. Buy, go to my games in impulse and hit install! It is really worth it, trust me. I felt the same as you at first, but the $10 is worth it!
Eville, keep on going, no rush.