About 1.1, which is the PvP patch, I heard its not going to be around this year, and when even blizzard say its still "a ways out" it certainly means it will take a long time and they said that pretty much only AFTER this patch that they will begin development on that so yes, it doesnt seem more like any new system regarding this issue wont be on this year, not once he assured that its not that far, we are on july, if it was on this year he would state that its not THAT far, its not the case on this wording, I dont even get a "soon" vibe from it.@Kiroptus
You're reading it wrong:
1.0.4 on it's way (as planned and read somewhere last week so I expect or at least hope within the next 2-3 weeks)
1.1 in development (and I think I remember seeing an estimate of fall this year somewhere but that might have changed)
New system for progression after that.