As I'm sure you are familiar there are several meta data plugins like the popular 'All in One Seo Pack'.
I install this on all my sites, but I would like these features to be core. Especially given the move towards CMS that WordPress seems to be taking.
Having an extra block in the page/post editor for 'All in One Seo Pack' just seems a little bit odd for clients. It's not that plugins don't work (thanks developers!), it just makes WordPress a harder sell that it doesn't have these by default.
It would also be nice if the meta where available in custom templates, perhaps allowing for some more creative use of the meta data.
Anyone else feel the same?