Quote fromNeutral, as usual.
Don't care for modding API...
Unfortunately, getting a solid API for mods is absolutely necessary for Minecraft's long-term viability. I think DaBiggman may be right, though, it may never happen. As "Notch & co." see more and more cool mods, they begin to realize how big the API will need to be.
Without the API, mods will continue to be flaky. They'll cause continue to cause crashes, and be hard to maintain after updates.