I find that most of the new features in Filemaker 11 are more useful to me as a developer than to my end users:
- The inspector pulls a lot of design tools previously scattered about into a single pallet.
- I can enter search text to find a layout in Manage Layouts
- I can organize my layouts into folders.
- I can double clicke a button while in layout mode and drill down into and edit the button's script without searching for it in Manage Scripts.
That all saves me time when developing but doesn't mean much to the end user.
Charts are nice, but pretty limited.
Filtered portals can be very nice, but you can Filter a relationship in FileMaker 10 to get much the same effect in most cases and it doesn't really take that much more effort to implement.
And you can develop a file in FileMaker 11 and deliver it to you FileMaker 10 users as long as your solution doesn't rely on any FileMaker 11 specific features.
Don't forget that you can download the Free Trial copy and check it out for yourself.
Thanks for the detailed response. Numbers 2 and 3 look really useful.