I can comment on such a beta version. It does exist, I have a copy, and it seems to fix most of the critical bugs with FT including some crashes, painting problems, and the river routing problem.
I'm not sure I'd trust that jslayton fellow; he seems like a bit of a snippy blowhard.
ProFantasy tech support is usually pretty good about responding to e-mails. I'm surprised they haven't gotten back to you. I recommend sending them an e-mail with the forum reference and description of the problem.