Enchanting diamond items makes them better than normal diamond, or rather it will.
-lettuce, tomato, cheese, cotton, corn crops
Not too unreasonable. Less easy than watermelon.
-apple, orange trees
Honestly I don't know why Notch Has not made these yet.
is he just waiting for more and more tree tweaks?
-iron, diamond, bone tool handles (increases durability, not strength)
It's silly, we have item repair now which is sufficient.
You can just mine more diamonds! Also enchanting may have a tiny probability of doing this.
and we will be able to level up strength in 1.9 too : P
This is alot less unreasonable than people think.
We have redstone tools, they are called compass, watch, and torch.
What? no, why- oh come on why not make leaf-tools and air tools and tool-tools.
Notch has a system for what materials can make tools! Plz stick to it.
-rideable, controllable mobs (?)
Notch has said he wants to add this previously. He may or may not add this, in the end.
Theoretically minecarts should be enough. But I find them to be waffle at times.
-tin/copper/bronze tools, armor
Diamond is known to be the hardest material in tools in the real world. This makes it the hardest of tools in minecraft. We don't need to add tin, copper, or bronze to make the tools we already have.
I don't see anything particularly wrong with having oil.
I assume it makes good fuel
I have no idea. Probably? Also it sucks that I have to go find slimes for sticky pistons.
-colored redstone (different colors don't connect, all connect to uncolored redstone)
just tooo complicated
-metal (iron) ladders, torches
Maybe when Notch has finished adding half-blocks. Ha ha ha.
I don't want people farming gunpowder in multiplayer.
Mob traps make me cringe a little.(because tnt everywhere is bad.)
We'll get furniture. Notch is making it out of wood bits we already have now.
For just gold and iron?
No more than doubling ore would be reasonable. 2x or less isn't really necessary.
Too much damage at a distance.
I wish minecraft had variety in weapons.
There is so much lag in multiplayer I cannot defend from zombies properly.
-torch arrows (place torch when it hits a block)
Seems tooo peachy. The darkness is not supposed to be easy to banish.
It could pop up as an item enchantment though.
Hell no, griefer tool. except maybe in adventure mode, or doing no damage to any blocks.
Not unreasonable to have easter eggs.
-underwater breathing aperatus* (so many different implementations of this, hard to define) ( What? )
We will be able to level up breath-holding in 1.9
pvp isn't unreasonable.