This thread is EPIC!
It reads like a book with moments of excitement, followed by moments of people saying 'add me" followed by people saying "coming soon", followed by more "add me's" followed by some mac vs pc hatred... All we need now is a murder and we'd be set.
I would second the feedback that suggest using Fusion 360, I'm self taught on the software and picked up how to create v-carves using the cam section fairly easily. A couple of mistakes, but trial and error got me to the finish line. Fusion 360 is also great for 3D printing as well. Not knocking easel, I would prefer to be a one-stop shop for most things and easel is close on many fronts.
If Easel does eventually add v-bit support, I will be very happy, I'm sure the PHD person is still beavering away in @Zach_Kaplan 's basement working out the complex math etc... Generally speaking, the 'what bit are you using" section could (with the greatest of respect) use a mighty overhaul to accommodate the many types of bits you can use.
Still, 17 months on and we're all still here, and long may this thread continue!