I am sorry to bother anyone in this discussion, but I think this post need to be bumped up.
I've read every single reply but I still don't know what is going to happen and I didn't found any other similar discussion.
For my personal purpopes, the feature I miss the most is the ability to set hatches to sections by layer/object.
I just want to point out that this feature could be an improvement so great that it could really make the difference for many designers and architects.
This comment (2014, omg!) is absolutely clear.
Double thumbs up!
Any way, I think that the best options possible is to add a feature directly to the material editor itself. Something like this:
So... I hope to hear some news, I am very exited about this and for the upcoming v6.
Thank you again,