I know the SQLBI guys were waiting at the end of last year (2016) for the release of the new API
before they released the new versions of their Visuals
If I recall the last version of the Chiclet Slicer was in Nov 2016 so prior to this release
I use the Chiclet slicer a lot but have not experienced any issues - then again I update to get the new features
I think 3 months is way too long though...
Because we are still on monthly updates since this is still a relatively new product you miss a lot of new functionality this way