Thanks for the quick update to the new style of backstage! We had been recently looking at changing the arrangment of UI elements on our system and liked the way that Office 2013 transitioned to a clearer out-of-document style rather than just disabling the QAT.
One of the key UI elements to the new Backstage which successfully communicates this "out-of-document" to users is the animated transition into and out of the backstage. I note that this transition isn't done in the stock Actipro ribbon.
Do you have any guidance or recipe for performing the animation? Or do you plan to address this in a future release?