My 2 cents are :
This game is absolutely awesome despite the outdated graphics despite the crashing system despite all the bad side about it. I cant find any other game that satisfies me, in terms of realistic behaviour, than LFS.
If this update takes more 6 months, let it be, im sure i'll be here to enjoy the new physics. I believe it takes 1/100 of the time to build the game in a new advance 3d system than the time to study, analyse, test, re-test, analyse, develop, etc, etc , etc, alpha version for the tyres system. From what i believe this game will revolutionize the way games are made, probably, other games will "buy" this physics to develop their own stuff. Who knows?
All im saying is, despite the time it took, despite the lack of news, despite all the bad stuff, i think we should be all congratulating the Dev Team for the patience, dedication and will , to continue developing this game.
Good year to you all