For some time now, I have been playing around with WordPress 3, and I must confess I am disappointed.
I have nothing against WordPress itself, but I expected something pretty radical with the advent of a major release, and for the general user there is very little there.
Of course, one of the main features is the integration of WP with WPMU, but I wonder just how many use WPMU in the first place?
For the ordinary user, one of the major changes has been the departure from some of the default settings on installation. From the security standpoint, this is a good thing. No longer is Admin the default user, and the prefix to the database tables is now customisable, but the problem here is that it affects new installations only. An upgrade from V2 to V3 is going to leave the old defaults intact, and to avail of the new settings one would have to scrap the old site and do a fresh install. Even then, importing the old database into the new is going to be difficult, as all the table names will have changed.
Apart from the above, there are very few things that stand out. A new default theme? The ability to bulk update plugins? As I said, I expected more from a primary upgrade.
I still love WordPress as a package, but this isn’t something I would queue all night for.