During the live stream, Orael and Aonia revealed the next project after Endzone is going to be the Economy fix. I think this is the wrong decision and believe the admin should finally finish the Defense Overhaul first.
The common argument is that 'no one will see the work done' and 'it is largely back end things that doesn't change how you do things' along with how long it will take. I disagree with this idea highly and believe having defenses overhauled and sending gmcp messages completely do nothing but good things. By not having this, I think it hurts new players, making it harder to create defensive systems than would be without. It is a good thing to be lowering the barrier of entry and letting people get involved much easier.