I really haven’t given this Aurora roll out a lot of consideration but a few of the postings here have piqued my interest, particularly since this will happen in the next month or two. So I checked out their web site, dug around and found the following in an FAQ on Aurora: So what’s new in Aurora? Why do I want to install it? A whole lot is new, and you're going to like it. In addition to a cleaner interface, Aurora saves you time with features such as the ability to import data exported from your MLS, more direct integration with your XSite orders and contacts, vastly improved accounting features hosted on your Appraiser XSite, single scrolling forms, side-by-side comp editing, true network-optimized SQL databases and a lot more! Wow! Is anyone else out there as under whelmed by this as I am? Admittedly, some perspective is in order. Throughout their history alamode has pioneered such appraiser “must haves” as digital imaging, mapping, sketching and EDI delivery. These technologies fundamentally changed the way we work but it looks like the cupboard is getting a little bare. “True network-optimized SQL databases”? I think I speak for many of us when I say, “Huh”? Now I know there are some folks out there who get positively orgasmic over “network-optimized SQL databases” but I’m one of those people who would be happy to just get any new FNMA forms (and I would pay for them..no problem) and be on my way with my obsolete Athena software, which by the way works excellently, apparently without the benefit of that SQL database thingy.