Yup, I think the ocasional poke is a very good ideia.
Anyone who has written code knows that sometimes one gets lost in some way cool new ideia and forgets about something which looks simple and not very relevant, to everyone but ourselves
Extra GUI features for the plugins API are a must, IMHO.
I've been trying to poke myself to try some sort of pdb integration into sublime, but I keep tripping over the lack of GUI features to show and drill down into stack lists and context vars. Writing my own window code to use an empty window and text buffer feels like "square peg into round hole" as well as "reinventing the wheel". Too many metaphors, right there
Tooltips are not as cool as a key/value treeview, but would help quite a bit