I have been modeling with R9 now fro over a week and although the workflow has vastly been improved, I still miss MS despite the fact that it has been snicked in the update.
This is because although many of MS tools have been copeid here they are not as good in my opinion. You don’t have the option to adjust the band of the loop cuts (or amybe you do and I missed it out in the manual?) and it is the same for the loop selections. This was one of the strongest point of the Catana and the selsection tools in MS.
There is no superflunge either, in fact there is alot missing. I know that Maxon have been saying they did not intergrated MS in R9, just copied a few of their tools. However, if this means anything, I would personaly support the further development of MS and buy any next upgrade the guys might do because for modeling it is still the best thought out tool around for me. I hope they do think it is worth pursuing.
Having said that, R9 models like a dream with all the new tools and especialy the Isoline Editing (someone has already commented on this). It feels almost like modeling with real Nurbs but without the clunkyness. Very good. The only observation so far, it seems to crush more often than it used to, which was never! Now I have to get used to save, something that I do with Maya and deffinately Max. Can we go back to those days when saving was an afterthought?