John, this is a flat-out amazing post! There is no doubt that we need to sign up for the trial and give it a shot. A few quick thoughts:
1 — Pulling my team away from Asana will be tough (they love it), but having “start date” is a killer feature that Asana is adamant that they will never add.
2 — You have a desktop app for Mac, but not Windows. I realize I’m in the minority for the agency/designer kind of crowd, but a Windows app would be awesome.
3 — I’m still curious how your “orange dot” works. I love the way Asana handles it, and I’m hopeful yours is as good.
I’m excited to dive in and give it a try!