If you are planning on changing programs, TMG advertises that it can read UFT data directly without using GEDCOM's etc. I am sure there will be some cleanup as both programs have different features but it should not be necessary to start from scratch.
Has it occured to you that blue, Melissa and company are doing something with their time besides answering complaints on the message board. Aparently they are still getting paid and I suspect that they are doing something with the program such as converting to a 32 bit platform and a new file system. I do not have any inside information, but with my past experience with system design, I think this kind of effort would require many months of work. I do not believe that any company would still be paying their employees unless they are engaged in some type of productive work.