What's there for elgg? Elgg is a social networking platform that has been around for some time. It is the best because is free and it has several features that you need in a social network. However for me elgg doesn't have a bright future.
Facebook, Path.com, Twitter, etc have pretty awesome home pages. Twitter homepage layout is different from the inside layout. Some elgg developers keep telling us that we don't make an effort making themes. However we do, we choose colors, layouts that we think people will like and they do.
Another reason why elgg is falling into a deep black whole is the lack of a robust and well designed photo album plugin. Tidypics is neither good or bad. It is blah. Elgg core developers don't think a photo album plugin is something important for elgg. However that's not true. How come a social networking platform has a lousy and ugly photo album plugin? Yeah who needs to share pictures on a social network? Who needs a cool way to view pictures? Just do a tag thing and that's it! That's the way they think because it has been several months since elgg 1.8 is out and we don't have a picture sharing plugin.
If they come up with something we will have to do something about it. It is up to us to do something about the problems with elgg and the lack of focus of the elgg core developers