I guess you should have extended the current functionalities of the Data Bridge first and work on a complete new product beside. MySQLi is needed for php 6 and many providers/webservers will still run with 5.3 for years. I think you set the wrong priorities here.
The "Product suggestions" are somehow lost too, because we don't get any feedback from you, what you will implement into the next version of Data Bridge. Or will you just move to mySQLi without new features?
Please consider this post as helpful thoughts from a long year customer.
Thanks for any comments on this in advance.
p.s. your support rocks, but development of new products/features is really falling behind. You should probably consider hiring additional programmers...