So WordPress 3.6, after the holiday break, is gearing back up into development. It’s cycle will be significantly shorter than 3.5’s cycle.
Enhancing the Post Formats UI is definitely my favorite proposal right now. One of my biggest problems is that the Admin UI does not change depending on Post Format, which I find absurd.
Post formats is going to be a major win for 3.6. It’s one of those features that has so much potential, but it really falls short in usability and honestly we haven’t really taken the time to truly show what it can do. We’re going to re-think the admin UI for post formats, similar to what Alex King did with his WordPress Post Formats Admin UI plugin. The goal is to make post formats much more user friendly and then show them off with the 2013 theme.
(And in the comments, Justin Ladlock of Hybrid appears to have slipped some Post Format magic in Hybrid Core already.)