Don’t know if it’d happen. Just curious at this point.
The reason why I even asked the question was because WordPress, love it or hate it (I actually love it), is antiquated and, quite honestly, difficult to build for. But if you were to build something that replaced it you would be facing a massive uphill battle due to its market size. Ecosystem REALLY matters and it would matter doubly here. So if you were to build a blogging platform it would need to have some kind of compatibility or mechanism for replicating functionality or people wouldn’t use it. This poll is simply to see how many people would actually be interested in undertaking a project like that.
There is also some interest in “why” someone would want to do a project like this. For myself, it comes down to the fact that I want to have a blogging platform that is mostly architecturally sound so I and others can build useful plugins, themes and such in a way that is easy and relatively painless. But at the same time, there are hordes of other useful plugins and gorgeous themes that would not have a home, yet, on that platform and so you’re left with a chicken and egg problem. That is why a compatibility layer is so important. You could build the new stuff but still use the old stuff until something better comes along, if at all.
That is not to say that this is necessarily a good idea. But with my own setup, I wish I could more easily build plugins on a system where theme-ing made sense, but I could still could pull in other third party tools. That is why I’m asking the question.
And please don’t fill my comments about how it can’t or shouldn’t be done. It can be done. It’s not a question of if but of resources and desire.
And, for goodness sake, I’m just asking a frigging question.