pavlovapete - 4:47 am on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thanks for your reply eWhisper.
I see this thread has been picked up by a couple of SEO news aggregators and that a reply from Google has been received.
Google told me they do plan on phasing out the old tool for the new tool, but would not give me an estimated date for that to occur. It is my understanding that Google wants to wait to hear any feedback prior to making that decision.