Anyone who is interested in Silverstripe is interested in what will happen in next iteration. By the sounds of it there are going to be a lot of big changes, but one of the ones I am very interested in is updating the design and layout of the admin area.
Don't get me wrong, the current admin area is perfectly functional, but compared the visual style and user freindly layout of something like Wordpress, it is looking a little clunky and dated.
Anyway, you can have a butchers at the latest batch of Silverstripe admin designs at their github repo. Link:
All looking very slick to me, can't wait for a stable release to get me hands dirty with!