The problem is you guys, developers of ace3, have such a good reputation of creating decent solid addons, that your always going to get fanbois. Is this really a bad thing? I look at it as double edged sword at times. If you guys-n-gals wasnt so damn good this problem wouldnt exist. I know when I see funkydude, ck, tekkub, ammo, rabbit, cladhaire, xinhuan and several others names on an addon, I know damn well the addon is going to work and work well in most cases. The other side is, if ace of any level, 1,2,or 3 sucked you wouldnt get this hysteria.
My advice is take your due credit and accept the fact you guys are damn good and promote the hell out of ace3. It doesnt take long after loading an ace3 mod that the user like myself realizes that the fuctionality of it far surpasses any prior ace library to date.
I agree with Nakawe that there are a lot of good authors here on this forum. I probably have addons by each one of those developers.
Isn't the main problem here is that END-USERS also can read the forum? Don't know about you guys, but the "END USERS" collection of people is greater than "DEVELOPERS". After all, I was an "END USER", but, after diving into learning how to write addons, I'm also now in the "DEVELOPER" (only a beginner though) section.
I also believe that it is the AUTHOR/DEVELOPER that makes a good addon and NOT the framework. As proven by Seerah. I love Cladhaire's Clique addon (and it is not using Ace).
You all should just drop the number in Ace and just call it Ace. This way "END USERS" will "advertise" it as Ace and not Ace2 or Ace3 with an implied notion that the higher the number the better it is. A common concept in END USERS.
But, since I'm also a developer, I'd like to see a grouping of the "Ace Versions". Make comparisons between Ace2 or Ace3. Developer stuff... stuff that End-Users just make it overly complex to begin with.
When I started working with addons, I don't know what "framework" to base my addon(s). I was an clean-slab of what may hopefully be developer-goodness.
I've asked people what framework should I base my addon. I've gotten a lot of suggestions and what not, but, I ended up with Ace2. Why? I find more documentation about that framework than any other framework (this was when Ace3 is just being talked about). I liked the "My First Ace Addon" tutorial which what I use to jump-start my addon writing.
Now, I'd like to look at Ace3 as lots of good addons uses it. But, that is just the developer in me. Wanting things to be a bit more efficient, clean etc. Good thing there is an Ace3 Framework section in the Developer's Corner.
END-USERS are not stupid either.
People are talking about how Ace3 is efficient this... smaller that... etc. You can't really blame the END-USERS of wanting to diminish the "resources" their own computer's WoW Client uses. Hence the hoop-la about getting Ace3 sections or whatnot.
Heck, just drop the "framework naming" of the addons as it really mean little to nothing to an END-USER.