I think bukkit is missing some key items that it should really be handling. I last spoke about this on the subject of permissions. Now Bukkit has permissions built in permissions, but the problem that was happening with permissions is happening with other areas. I'll bring up the problem again with the latest issue. iConomy: Nijikokun(creator of iConomy), has vanished for the past 2 months(by some accounts-but the last Github entry was on Novemeber 15th). iConomy is a plugin that is probably the most universally used plugin. Infact, its the only common economy plugin that all my plugins(that need economy systems) work with. This is scarey for a server owner like me. If a plugin as important to servers like mine was to vanish that would leave a gap where all the plugins that we rely on would be focusing in different directions for different economy plugins. Basically, I would need a economy plugin that worked with the most critical plugins and some of my plugins would most likely not work with it. Its happened for those of us that have been on minecraft for over a year with permissions. In the start some plugins you wanted on your server but didnt use the permissions plugin you were using. Some plugin developers thought the community was going in a different direction. It was a chaotic time till bukkit came out with a standard. Spout (GUI's): Graphic User Interfaces is another area. Spout is working fine now, but what happens when the spout team get tired of it, or spout development stops? We(server owners) are left scrambling for another GUI that our most critical GUI plugins use. Summary: Is it time for the Bukkit team create a standard economy plugin? Is it time for the bukkit team to make a standard GUI plugin? I say its past time. Bukkit should only develop their own standard when its clear the community is traveling in the direction of a passive type of plugin(Passive types for example, economy, permissions, ect) it and players are expecting this as a standard. My server being a Role Play server, I come from the half of server that need a economy plugin we know is going to be there and plugin developers know have a standard to work on.