When I use the suite software I see many things which think are mandatory in a suite. (In my opinion of course :-).)
You may point out that there is a marketplace where I can find all this stuff.
That's true, but I don't want to pay for must-have plugins, more important, I don't want to be addicted to many other persons I don't know.
There is no quality control of these person within the software project and I don't know if this plugin will destroy my community. It's like shareware or open source. Try it and let's see.
I love buying software, because I know that the developers tested it before and are sure that this peace will work also in the next update.
For the marketplace software I ask myself: Is it still in the next version? Is it buggy? Is it a security hole? Will it delete my forum? ....
Maybe even worse.
I see many postings like: Yes this should be in the standard, a definitely missing feature, I love this add-on,....
If there is an add-on in the market, there is no need to put that in the developmentment, right, because you would take away the possibility to earn money for the programmers if you would adapt it in the core to fast. No money, no programmers ;-).
I struggled about this because I tried to install a plugin and it wasn't working on my installation (security settings of my firewall probably).
All the features of the standard installation are working, but not that add-on. I don't blame the developer of this add-on. Why should he do the free support for a key feature which is missing?
What did I try?
The European Cookie Law :-)
There are 318,9 Millionen (2014) people in the USA and 742,5 Millionen people in europe. But there is NO Cookie Law in the software. It's mandatory for the europeans!
BTW: That's the main reason why the shop add on will never be successful here, it's simple against the law ;-), as far as I see. So no matter what you develop.
It's just for a few people living in the USA ;-).
Now back to my example with the cookies. I have to trust someone in the forum that he is doing the job.
Thanks really "-FP" for doing this, but this has to be standard! But I am afraid now it will not, because you did that job for 742 million people. I bet you never thought about this high number :-).
Account Deactivation, come on everybody should do this. A very good idea is here.
Better Advertising System (Ads per Forum and not only globally). Still not for 4.x.
Please don't misunderstand me. Thanks for the developers of the add ons and thanks for the software generally, I really like your hard work.
I bought the complete suite and some plugins, but I also had to throw away a lot of work, because the plugins weren't updated (yet) for the version 4.x.
They are free in their policy, they don't have to, but I hate also to be addicted to a small plugin. I want to update when a new version is out.