The W3C came under a lot of heavy flak last year for being slow, cumbersome, bureaucratic, etc; there were calls for a CSS2.2 (which I seconded) which rounded up all the existing implemented features, and for the CSS Working Group to be disbanded — a lighter, alternative task force, the CSS Eleven, was set up to try and make sense of it all. But as we’ve heard nothing from them in the six months since they were set up, I think the Eleven have found it’s not as easy as it looks.
The CSS WG has a new chair now, including the passionate Daniel Glazman, and it seems to be refocused and refreshed, which is good news; in his latest blog post, he says that the WG is aiming for
RECs, RECs, RECs. If that’s the case, maybe we can start to get excited.