Could this be part of why WordPress has had so much more success than TxP? The whole “learn by example” thing was huge for me when I was getting started with WordPress (and heck, even now!)
I was going to take a stab at [creating a TXP plugin] but TXP plugins look unnecessarily complicated. Compiling PHP with the command line? No way to filter existing tags? And plugins come pre-compiled so there’s no simple way to learn by example.
It took me longer to learn that I want absolutely nothing to do with TXP plugins than it took to learn, create and release the Widon’t WordPress plugin.
I think I’ll let a seasoned pro handle this.