As promised, I am trying to pass along anything of interest as it relates to Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, and other, possible alternatives.
Linda Stufflebean of Empty Branches on the Family Tree recently posted Family Tree Maker's New Life and RootsMagic Partnership with Ancestry which is definitely worth reading if you are still figuring out where to go from here.
The biggest issue appears to be whether or not either of these programs will actually "sync" with Ancestry.com the way it does now. That question still appears to be unanswered.
Stay tuned. We will continue to share as new information becomes available.