On Metrics and Tracking Usage
Occasionally, we humorously refer to ourselves as a "customer driven development team", because a subset of our team's direction is given to what our customers want.
As a small open-source project, we have been dealing with early adopters and other tech-minded people, and so most of the time, requests and feature suggestions were in-line with our own eventual goals.
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When it comes to Youtube embedding, I'd be curious to see what percentage of active installs dont have one of the two plugins installed. It seems like nearly core functionality at this point, despite the fact that both plugins are a little buggy.
@Arc That is very true, by looking at the top plugin downloads, you can see what functionality many users want out-of-the-box, although we take a pretty firm stance on keeping core lean.