If the developers of WordPress make only one change in the software for its new 2.4 release (which is due out at the end of January) I want it to be this:
Remove the "Howdy, so-and-so" message in the admin section.
Howdy? Come on. We're not juveniles (as much as Matt may think we are.) We're not a bunch of 5 year olds wearing faux cowboy boots and hats running around our yard playing cowboys and Indians. We're grown-ups. And "howdy" is just ridiculous.
Grow Up, Matt and the other developers. Lose the "Howdy."