If you are not trying to stay ahead of technology, you are already behind. One way to keep an eye on developments at Autodesk is to follow Autodesk Labs webpage. There is so much going on there it's scary. One of my favorite parts is the Plugin of the Month. Back in January they put this out.
"DrawOrder by Layer for AutoCAD
This plugin can be used to reorder AutoCAD objects by their layer. This is done by selecting the layer to reposition in the list, and pressing the move up or move down button to change its relative order."
It works with version 2007 and up, which makes it even cooler. Visit the Catalog page to download archived plugins, and happy hunting.