WordPress has set up a new directory for plugins. Plugins can now be hosted on the WordPress.org site, and are tagged for easier categorization. Plugin authors can see how many times a plugin was downloaded, allows people to leave comments, and has a rating system. From first glance I would say that their tagging system is a little weak, and could use some tags that are related to signficant aspects of WordPress, like Pages (of course I like the tagging system I use here…)
I set up WordPressGarage to help me manage plugins and other WordPress-related stuff out there on the web. So has it now become defunct/extinct/unneeded? Not for me, and hopefully not for some of you either. WordPressGarage is about more than just plugins – it is meant to be a comprehensive repository of truly useful and inspiring WordPress resources that have been reviewed. I do not just upload anything – I have tested many of the plugins, and only upload information that I feel is really useful.