I hate to say it but results of plugin contest looks not near impressive.
With all respect to plugin authors I have to admit that:
Most of entries not fits the main idea of contest: make IDEA better and add value to it.Some entries integrates third party tools not smooth way or replicating existing functionality in IDEA, some replicating annotations way of previous winners which is also not real plugins actually.
There are not enough valid(from the value addition to IDEA point of view) plugins in this contest to even fill all award winning positions and it is really pity. I think it may mean we won't see contests any more cause results not worth them. (Same thing happened with Atlassian contest btw but don't know their plans for next contests).
For 3 months I was going to take part in contest and didn't find affordable plugin implementation to work on it and now I feel upset that didn't added any entry at all.
Based on current state of entries list I feel that I need to implement anything to make contest useful fo JB, but not have time already
Tomorrow will be last submissions day and I still hope things will improve a bit, but I want to raise this discussion anyway.
So my questions is:
Is anybody feeling uncomfortable except me with expressed above situation or I'm just feeling envy to guys participated it contest what do you think?