I noticed this conspicuous absence too. It's unfortunate that, given he's looking for a new dev, it is probable this app will not see a lot of continuing updates, at least for a while. All the more unfortunate because - as you said - version 8 was released not too long ago. Perhaps on the bright side the new dev might be a bit more active eventually, and a bit less stodgy about the featureset.
Putting in features to make backup easier for the average person would be nice! And direct CD/DVD burning would be extra nice.