I went on an already planned vacation on the day we released 2.5. While I’ve been chilling out with my family in SoCal, the WP devs have been fixing bugs in preparation for 2.5.1, and the Automattic crew unveiled the new admin UI on WordPress.com. Feedback on the new UI from the large WordPress.com user base will be interesting and educational.
I’ll be back to WP work on Monday. I and the other WP devs will be focusing on fixing bugs for 2.5.1 and planning 2.6 features. After the lengthy 2.5 cycle, we’ll aim for a shorter feature list and quicker turn-around on 2.6.