Last updated March 11, 2011.

At the start of the Drupal 7 release cycle, Dries outlined the top 10 features that should be added to Drupal core for a "killer release".

The top three:

  1. Better media handling
  2. Custom content types in core
  3. WYSIWYG editor

#1 and #2 were "done", making WYSIWYG editor in core the #1 initiative for Drupal 8.

This initiative is being discussed in the following areas:
WYSIWYG in Core Sandbox (sandbox of quicksketch).