Thank you all for providing feedback on this idea. After carefully researching our options and talking to many customers about the possibilities, we have decided not to pursue a separate version of LabVIEW at this time. Instead, we have dedicated more resources to improving the stability and performance of our standard LabVIEW releases. The latest release, LabVIEW 2011, is an example of this emphasis, see here (http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/12890) for more details. We plan to continue this type of emphasis for future releases.
I want to be able to work on STABLE versions of LV.
The last great stable version I remember was 6.1 (I never had 7.1).
2009 and 8.5.1 were not bad but please give us a feature-fixed long-term support version of LabVIEW.
For anyone unfamiliar with the idea, many Linux distributions offer the same: Here's a link to the Ubuntu webpage outlining THEIR LTS strategy.