Yeah your right Vlad.
Think that most upgrade threads since autodesk aquired alias will be the same.
Just got maya 8.5 and I've got to say that other than some menu changes (I was on Version 6 previously) theres not too much difference in the things that I mostly use, the Mental Ray render globals have had a rehaul, so thats going to take some getting used to.
The new ncloth seems to be pretty good with the little play that I've had with it, its almost as simple as creating your clothes as a poly mesh then making it a ncloth object, making your character a collision object and hitting play (There is more to it than that but thats it in a nutshell)
Looking forward to finding more things that have been added since V6
"No pressure, no diamonds" Thomas Carlyle