Well dayum, I didn't even notice that GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program version 2.0 was finally released. Of course, this isn't a huge impact on me, as I've been using the 1.3 series for ages. Still, it's nice to see it's finally out, and hopefully now they can start getting ahead with whatever 2.1-3.0 have in store.
Nifty vids of some of the new features here.
The graphics landscape has changed a bit since the 2.0 series started, and the wider acceptance of digital cameras and amateur photographers are showing a need for graphics applications aimed specifically at that market (ie: Adobe Elements, MS Digital Image whatever, and so on). Maybe GIMP could be spun off so that a different UI could take advantage of all the technology behind it, but be focused more on digital cameras and imaging than a full blown image program.