It's quite true that they were perhaps a bit too quick to imply that you need to switch to PermissionsBukkit in order to get the best out of the new permissions; I've told several people that there is no need to switch, but there's always another one asking. And I guess MultiVerse neglected to mention that it works with both permissions systems. I can think of one plugin that fits this category, and I think I agree with your basic sentiment on it. Funny, that; I wouldn't mind getting donations for General or SimpleSignEdit, of course, but they won't actually give me more time to work on them. I'll still be busy with school and life and so forth. Not that I need donations; I did this because I wanted to, not for money. I actually haven't noticed the prevalence of donations on the forum; I know there are some prominent developers that have donation buttons, but I hadn't noticed them appearing on a plurality of plugin pages. I believe that may have been me. Agreed. Even if you don't feel like documenting before you start coding, it's important to document before you release. I think there have been some plugins, even (I think) from fairly prominent developers, where I've had to ask how a poorly-documented feature works. Actually no; Permissions and some clones are not obsolete yet, unless they fail to update for Bukkit permissions. Remember that Bukkit permissions is an API only, not a permissions manager. Of course, no-one can force you to use Bukkit permissions, but if you choose not to you will alienate users who are relying on Bukkit permissions for all their permissions. For the other things you mention, this is not the case, though I do think that you should generally use what Bukkit gives you rather than trying to reinvent it.