As one of Bukkits more harsh critics I must say I agree with those defending Bukkit at this time. Impatient people need to realize that this truly is the nature of a server wrapper of this magnitude. Expect up to a 2 week wait for the new features, and thank your lucky stars Notch actually added in optional updating, or else you would all be crying about griefers on your forced VANILLA servers. Now don't get me wrong, I personally am no fan of Notch... I think he cares very little about Minecraft compared to the Bukkit team and many other fans. The optional updates were a patch on the tire, and far from a permanent solution. If we had more devoted and talented people running Minecraft we would be out of beta by now - and Notch, while entitled to vacations, does not enstill a lot of trust in the community when we see how blatantly he ignores some of the biggest issues out there (customer support, THIS issue of not releasing update notes, etc.) and then takes vacations right in the middle of the problems. I'm out over 150 dollars right now because of his negligence in the customer service and security area, so this is why I feel so strongly towards this. tl;dr: Notch is entirely to blame for the fact we do not have an update today, and Bukkit so far has finally made a stable wrapper we should all be very happy with. The fact my server reliably works today, the day of an update, with all 22 of my plugins, is awesome.