Of course the mods suck. We all suck. And there's more than enough suck to go around.
Here, have some suck.
Due to its popularity Mojang accepted it as the main forum to goto and listed it on their page, but Mojang have never had a control of the forum
Disclaimer - I think thats right, but i'm sure someone will correct me if i am wrong, and add more detail
Quote from HyMyNameIsMatt
I feel like the texture pack change was a poor attempt to make it simpler. While this might be a simple solution for the texture artist for Minecraft default, who only needs to add or change a few block textures in a snapshot, a texture pack artist from the community has to sort through the various files now. This may however open up some possibilities for modders. What really concerns me is the risk of this creating more unnecessary lag. I admit I am not a programer, but from my perspective, it seems less efficient to load multiple files at once constantly than to pick from one large one. If anyone knows about this please let me know.
Quote from ChildofSolitude
I sort of think this will be bad, because if its only like a 5 minute playthrough hes just going to punch some trees and mayby build a small house. That would make minecraft look boring as hell.