It's just a bit depressing to see release after release of OOo, AOO, and LO have long lists af sweet new features for Writer and Calc, and a minor thing or two for Base - the only part of the suite that's not pretty awesome already.
Also it seems like the other free DB front ends that once looked promising have mostly died.
I just installed Office 2013 including Access on my new laptop (got it via a Home Use license for $10 so I figured what the heck). I think I will use it to re-aquaint myself with Access (which I used some at work 15+ years ago) and do some thinking about how open source can do what it does.
I am currently deep diving into learning Qt5 well and may be interested in working with a solution that uses that toolkit.