After years of silence, we suddenly got an update on the future of TextMate 2.0 yesterday:

There will be a public alpha release this year, before Christmas, for registered users.

While it's welcome news for Mac developers who love the software, it's too late for me. I painstakingly moved all my TextMate projects over to Vim/Cream/NERDTree, and I also just received my key for Chocolat. Reviews pending!