It just hit me that there's like 100 die hard fans here on this forum eagerly awaiting for this new benchmark...
Maybe Futuremark needs massive advertizing campaign or something?
Maybe some act of good will like:
Free 3dmark06,Vantage and Shattered Horizon for purchase of 3dmark11?
Give out free pro version keys of all legacy benchmarks for everyone? (3dmark05 and older) Seeing as the orb support is dropped, you might as well at least do this so people can finally run all of the tests and so on, even the people without credit card or such means of purchasing.
I don't personally care because I've pretty much got every Futuremark product and will get all future Futuremark products as well as all other companies obscure benchmark / tech demos cause I'm just that kind of weird benchmark junkie but I think something like I described above is needed to make people even remember that Futuremark actually still exists! And to make them think Futuremark are the Good Guys :) Something to really generate the hype.
Just my thoughts. I'd like to see the community here 100 times bigger.
edit: how about this: make some old benchmark like 3dmark2001 open source^^