Finally ended up getting sucked into the "plug-in" discussion I so far have avoided.
Two topics that have already been merged to "next" got late but reasonable objections. They need to be incrementally updated.
Rewrote a few of my own patches still queued as proposed updates status.
Reviewed and commented on 20+ topics.
Queued 15 patches from 9 people.
Merged 2 topics to 'next' branch for public testing.