I just came across a video recorded by Allen Stern which shows Matt Mullenweg (one of the co-founders of WordPress) showing off some of the new features in WordPress 2.7 (due in around a month). Here’s the video:
There’s quite a bit of excitement about in the WordPress ecosphere, and there’s little doubt that lessons have been learnt and this release will be just great. If you want to get a feel of what it will be like, here are the WordPress 2.7 wireframes. You can also get a first look at the new version of WordPress here.