As I said, getting Classifieds up to 1.8 was a tremendous amount of work and offered alot of new features. Yes, a switch would be easier than editting a couple files which use the "$" - and I'll get to it; but if all you are waiting on is something that can be accomplished in 15 minutes, then it's a bit of a waste of time.
As for other features, what is preventing you from using it and I'll tell you what to expect.
Please do not PM me for support or sales questions. Thank you for your understanding.