Malexandria's post addresses many important things (imho). I have some things to add.
NEWS CATEGORY BLOCKS
A way to display News Topics by Individual Categories
in Blocks - with automatic bullets to distinguish headlines. So on the Home Page you can have 4 Blocks
for 4 Separate Topic Categories. Top News, Top Reviews,
etc... The ability to display these by recently added.
And maybe a single Top Line Block for the Headline of
the moment, where you can have a big photo with some
intro text or something. Which goes to the question of multi-column news.
For wfsection I would like to have the same functionality. On my home page I want to have several blocks: one with the last 1 article in category A, one with the last 2 articles in category B etc.
Both for news and wfsection, once a visitor looks at an article in category C, in the right column I want to display the latest x articles in category C.
<b>MAIL USERS AND REAL NEWSLETTER FUNCTIONALITY</B>
I would like to get a Newsletter or Mail Users function that actually works. To this day I still can't get the Mail Users thing to work all that well. I would like to be able to send out a weekly newsletter with the option of sending it in HTML or Text format, Send A Specific Page (i.e. homepage, or maybe a special non-linked custom designed newsletter page, etc...) And then have automatic opt-out process.
phpList would be great! With phpList one has the ability to automatically send out a newsletter every week (or month or whatever) with the contents of an RSS file. This requires each module (for me: news, wfsection, forum) to support RSS.