WordPress has shifted development to Core Plugins. Meaning smaller groups are formed to improve and/or add new features. One of these groups is focused on improving the Theme Experience. For a list of the groups: http://make.wordpress.org/core/features-as-plugins/
It would be awesome to add something like your plugin in an improved shape to the Theme Experience plugin.
I am hoping you and other developers are able to contribute to making the WordPress theme experience a lot better.
I have embeded the IRC chat box into my own site to create easier access to the online chat meetings: http://easywebdesigntutorials.com/wordpress-developer-irc/