Sorry, I've been neglecting FML and all of you horribly.
I'm getting married on Saturday, and the wedding has become all-consuming - it's going to be a couple more weeks before I get enough time to get into the game to play, let alone find something to write about!
The good news is that SI are really winning the war against lag, and that can only be a good thing. The changes they've made will need properly testing, but if those tests go well - well, surely that's a good thing in terms of whatever their so-far private release schedule is, right? My guess is that when it is declared ready to launch, don't expect much warning.