Talking with a friend the other day, a simple idea hit me like a lightning bolt:
WordPress (Automattic) has completely missed the boat on an obvious revenue stream. Why doesn't WordPress.org have a ThemeForest/CodeCanyon-style marketplace? Apple has the App Store, Android has the Marketplace. Why doesn't WordPress have the Last Word? The Word? The SolutionPress? (I'm spitballing here, but you get the idea).
What could be more trusted (and profitable) than buying the plug-in or theme straight from the guys who brought you the CMS you're using?
Mr. Mullenweg, I'll see you Saturday at San Diego's first ever WordCamp San Diego. If we get a chance to talk, I'll let you guess what I'm going to say!