I'm more concerned that it seems development is being done with no direct community input. One of the reasons that Unity and UDK are such good engines is because development is based around community behavior with direct community feedback. What works, what doesn't work, what is working. So far C3 has been developed in what appears to be a vacuum environment. Now of course it's not. Ashley comes to the forums often, but no from what I have heard has been in discussion with Ash in regards to what would be useful.
While I'm waiting patiently the longer silence, and the dread that the community comes in second+ place in regards to design is concerning. I would love to hear some news, details, screen shots. I suspect because of the isolation C3 will be a better IDE, but we will end up with these still locked out issue because there isn't enough different minds and though directions to give a good flexible direction for C3.