Ryan Imel posted on WPCandy about some features in the works for BuddyPress 1.7. Of them, theme independence catches my eye the most. It would certainly be nice to have a relatively simple path for enabling any theme for BuddyPress. Currently, if the theme isn't developed for BuddyPress from the start, it can be a significant amount of work to get there.
For more BuddyPress and WordPress stuff over on WPCandy, be sure to listen to David Bisset on the most recent WPCandy podcast. David has good stuff to say about BuddyPress, WordCamp organizing, and… this site! Thanks, David.