I've been working since the last release on the Collective 3.0. Over 1000 people have downloaded v2 thus far and I can verify about 250 installations from just surfing referral strings.
I've taken all the feedback to heart and rewrote a good portion of the interface and am just about done with the first round of extensive testing but several key features need to be tweaked and finished yet.
I'll be posting a demo friday or saturday of v3. Some of the new stuff: URL Scheduling Mode (huge), new cleaner interface, updated setup system, many new graphics, spider simulator, link populairy checker, new system info screen, protected login/access routines, context sensitive help system, and known bug fixes.
I can't wait for version 3.0. The collective has turned out to be a tool I can't live without - and I'm only using the submission functions. When I get time to look into the calander and other features (plus the new ones you're adding) ...it really is a dream program.