Upcoming features are the return of Preview and a new Edit feature, both of which would be very welcome.
Also mooted is some kind of threading system.
(I note that comments are already individually numbered, apparently a benefit of the new Wordpress server engine, but yet to be exploited.)
Most significant is that the Editors are planning to communicate on these features and on how to maintain a Salon membership without dropping your digital drawers in public.
That particular point is long overdue in my opinion, and I'll be watching closely to see what comes of it.
All that said, I still have major concerns over the lack of communication around the whole change-over, and particularly with people having ongoing trouble with basic access, archives, login names, and privacy issues.
These would seem to me to be quite vital to the trust necessary to operate a fully digital online business.