No worries on the rely.
I am interested in a solving problems that involve large aspect ratios geometries i.e. things like frames, large sheet metal parts, or just those parts that really are better as shells. One example that sticks in my mind is the rubber boot someone solved on here a while ago. It was simple geometry but trying to mesh it with 3D tets made it so much larger then it needed to be. If it was a shell element problem it would have been much more effiecnet and simple to do. Continuum shells like Abaqus SC8R would be useful as well.
Are there any plans to add hex meshing for structural analyses in the near term? I find hexes to be a lot more efficient in some cases over tets.
Is the road map a public document somewhere? Thanks.