At the last Blender Conference, Sean Kennedy left his 'wish list' for compositor improvements. Less than four months later, Sergey has almost completed them.
These new features are of course great, but the bigger story for me is once again the power of this community: how helpful people are for each other and how passionate both artists and developers are about Blender. Very inspiring indeed.
At the Blender Conference in Amsterdam in October, 2015, I brought a small list of what I hoped were easy things that could be improved in the compositor. Sergey Sharybin jumped on it almost immediately, and as usual, rocked it! Here's a short video demo of a few of those improvements.