There's a wonderfully open conversation going on about the future of WordPress over at WPtavern.
It's amazing but Rainmaker can charge $1500/year for usable and secure WordPress. - and the fee just for peace of mind seems reasonable. That's how far off track core developers have gone.
One of the principal selling points is "Finally a useful dashboard". WordPress.org and Automattic are making Rainmaker's marketing too easy for them.
Adieu our beautiful and free light CMS.