I am very sorry to hear about your experience with Nolics and Sitefinity.
I am wondering why you gave up though, after trying with Nolics. You can use any ORM or built a custom DAL for your custom modules. It is not necessary to work with Nolics but we give the option to use it, if you want. You can even make direct database calls via queries.
Getting back to the question - we will replace Nolics with OpenAccess in version 4.0. We expect this to happen in the late April or in the begging of May. Once again, you can use OpenAccess with Sitefinity even now for your modules.
I would say that Sitefinity 4.0 will be very different from the 3.x versions. We made some major implementations and improvements over the past 18 months also.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have other questions.
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