@james farough - you've sort of answered your own question no?
if you like stock - you should stay stock.
a handful (ha) of us prefer cyanogenmod for all its other amazing features, and outstanding development.
air view and air gesture are gimmics - like the 3d function of the htc evo3d was. Not knocking them at all - every gimmic has its place.
edit: answering your when is it going to be released question - http://get.cm/?device=jfltecan