Ouriel Ohayon from TechCrunch posts that Maxthon V2 is nearing beta, and also points to the Maxthon blog.
I use Maxthon (formerly MyIE, MyIE2) as my browser, and have been very happy with it since first trying it back in mid 2002. The wife even likes it, which is a good test :-) And there's no way either of us could go back to using the default IE - I like my blocked ads, tabbed browsing, ease of opening new windows, etc.
I can't enter the quasi-religious debate that is browser preferences, because I've only tried Firefox a couple of times, and Avant for a few days, before I went back to Maxthon. That's not to say that Maxthon is without problems; it's just that the issues I face with it are acceptable, and life goes on.