I finally started searching for a new system the other day. But it's still very early in the search as I try to balance system specs and projected personal needs for the next 2-3 years. >.> I really wish hunting for a new system could be easier.
Otherwise, I've read most of Kokuhaku now (I haven't read some middling parts yet), and I definitely want the next volume! >_<;; What a horrible horrible place to leave things! O_O;; It's kind of funny though. After getting the book, the first thing I did was flip through the pics (thus identifying the different scenes that have been mentioned in spoilers) and jumped straight to the end where a major bombshell was dropped. ^o^ Unfortunately, I can't share scans or anything for obvious reasons. *sigh*
Having read the After Word though, I'm not sure if the next volume may well be the end of the series. It's hard to say and can be taken either way. Given how much name dropping (for people and places) has happened, and the richness of the world the author created, I definitely hope that the series will continue even though the next volume will be the last for the current arc. I can always hope. In any case. Shall see what I might be able to glean (later) about what's happening with Migawari and Saiunkoku now that Beans Ace is no more.