Well, we have put release 8 live.
Check out the Changelog to get a idea of some of the changes we did. Up next is video search + optional user accounts + commenting + custom bookmarking service + fixing all the bugs we just created.
And just a note to everyone out in the wilderness- AfterVote is still being self funded. If you know of someone who can throw some (significant) dollars to make AV reach the masses it deserves, please contact us with details. Even if we never receive any capital though, we are still good to go and will continue to make AV the best engine available.
Anyways, Stop reading this and start enjoying the search engine!!