Autodesk also has many other top notch products that I get to work with and have the luxury in my position to work with all Autodesk product teams. It always amazes me at the level of expertise of people around the Autodesk family and the products they produce.
I received an email recently by someone that was told by someone that Autodesk was planning to stop AutoCAD development. This pops up from time to time and is usually the result of someone starting the rumor for their own benefit. This rumor is simply not true and there are no plans I am aware of. The next time someone tries to pass this rumor on tell them "you're full of rubish". The AutoCAD Team is still going full steam and planning releases many years into the future and certainly AutoCAD will be around for many many years as millions rely on AutoCAD daily for both 2D and 3D designs.
We have the height of our pre-release beta season going on keeping me from getting any sleep or a clean email inbox. It is better to be busy, than not. If you are intersted in helping shape the future of Autodesk products please sign up at http://myfeedback.autodesk.com