Mike Jordan wrote an excellent post on the future of the WordPress community.
The natural evolution of community is exclusivity. The WordPress community is still so young, that this has not yet become a problem- but it is a looming threat.
Now that we are becoming established and pioneering a very plausible economy, we can afford to start being elite.
Danger, Will Robinson.
Mike’s post is an excellent call to all of us to remember our collective origins, and to work hard to ensure our community doesn’t grow in a way that shuns newcomers.