I have forwarded your comments to our marketing manager.
As for MySQLi support, that has been put on hold for the time being while we address the issues with the offline activation and DW 2014.1. we where actually finishing up the off line activation issue when the 2014.1 issue came up, and at the same time, a new Mac OS, Yosemite was released.
We are hoping to start having updates available this week for the offline activation / 2014.1 issues. we plan to start with Data Bridge, then eCart, Design Extender, and Free Tools. the plan is to have the updates out by the end of next week.
We are terribly sorry that these issues have arisen and do apologize to any of those effected