The Ubuntu Software Center version 5.0, introduced in Ubuntu 11.10, features a brand new user interface. For the Precise cycle, we will refine the new Software Center experience to speed things up considerably (in particular, to fix the regression in startup time), to make further improvements to the visual presentation, and to clean up all remaining inconsistencies and rough edges. The goal is a Software Center that is rock-solid, responsive, and a true pleasure to use.
We will also consider new features to be added (particularly, Recommendations), as well as enhancements to existing features.
The Recommendations feature is covered in a separate blueprint: