First of all I want to express how impressed I am with the improvements WordPress has received during its evolvement.
It's easier than ever to code templates for it and the new media management is just fabulous!
One thing which could really make the difference for its deployment as a full CMS solution would be page categories, just like with posts.
That way a menu could be configured to automatically display the links for a given pages category; this would make the deployment of the "static" parts of a website a breeze!
Thanks to all of the community for the great work
Nicholas from Italy