Worpress have just announced a brand spanking new plugin directory hosted by wordpress.org. This is fantastic and has been needed for some time.
It allows browsing of all the WordPress plugins in one central locations. With features like rating, stats and comments it makes it far easier to identify the strong and well love plugins. No longer will you have to waste time trolling the Codex and Support Forums.
As for the developers it allows for central hosting solution for their projects as well as Paypal donation button. Plus in the future allow for upgrade notifications directly to the end user at their WordPress install. 😀
Go check it out.