I've been waiting for a more substantial plugin system for quite some time now.
So much so, that if it's not soon, I might be tempted to switch to Chyrp.
You might be saying, "If that's the way you feel, then good luck!"
But I really don't want to switch, I love WordPress, and the people behind it.
I think there is something here for everyone, but it could be sooooo much better.
Instead of trying to implement everything into the core, why not do these things with plugins. While leaving the "core", as your basic plugin/user management system.
I believe everything was necessary in 2.7, only if you guys say so.
You need to transition smoothly from one version to the next, and you claim this version will allow you to do that easier from now on.
I'm waiting on a "core - formatting - view" plugin system, with plugin alerts for unmet dependencies and conflicts, and would like to know if this is actually in the works, or will never be.
If I'm the only person who feels this way, let me know.
If I'm not alone, let me know.
Give me a reply!