I was being hyperbolic. It technically is, but ask any Max user, and they'll tell you that Autodesk isn't known for their blistering rate of development on anything, and Max development is slow by even their standards. It is rumored that internally, they already know it is deprecated and will be completely discontinued within a few years, like Softimage.
If you're going to use an Autodesk product for DCC purposes, I would highly recommend Maya. Of course, I would also recommend Modo (or most anything else that's viable, even Blender) over an Autodesk product though, because of their shift to subscription-only software and general lack of concern about their customers.