#2 Mar 10, 2011 02:11
I selected Extension Directory out of the above choices but mostly because all other choices would benefit the most by having a solid extensions directory. A skins directory as a subset of the extension directory sounds good but I think the current Skins directory does its job pretty well. The other options seem like something that could be worked on as time goes by but not necessarily something needed ... well, at least not now o.O
With that said, choosing the extension directory option is very much a self-serving choice, since I'm just getting started with B2E again after a couple years of WP and Joomla development. My reasons for abandoning WP and Joomla are very similar to your reasons for moving on and I can't really *whine or complain* about your decision without reconsidering my own and I wish you the best.
As far as, donations and such goes, I can honestly say I would not be able to pay a *modest fee* for any of the above due to my own financial situation. I design and develop for fun and to challenge myself, in 7 years I've made $125 ($100 from winning a contest and $25 in donations o.O) for designing/developing. What makes that a bit unusual is that I do this full time and take clients that either can't afford a professional or clients that are also just doing it for fun ... I avoid commercial projects or *get out* when projects go that way. If I had any disposable income, yes I would be more than willing to contribute donations, skill and time to almost any of the above :)