I guess the answer will somewhat be demand driven and the demand seems to certainly be focussed on the media components, at least judging from the forums.
I also would like to see it evolve with all its features, but I must admit looking at what I use now if the media components don't work then noone would be using the rest of the system. But in media components I would also include the control of existing non-IP components such as TVs, amplifiers etc.
I understand that Media Control is hot right now and thats fine. Like I said, I was attracted to pluto and eventually LMCE because of the whole house solution. I use pluto mainly for home control. It would be unfortunate to see the project Move forward with a focus only on the Media features and IMHO would seem to be a huge step backward not only in terms of what Pluto/LMCE is capable of, but also in gaining a step ahead of what other systems are doing now. Pluto/LMCE could take a step forward in Home and media control (which will be taking off according to growth of existing trends) instead of just doing what the others are doing.
I'm not saying that is what will happen, I'm just pointing out a concern that I have with the uncertain development path of LMCE. I could be completely wrong here, but if the forums are any indication, it's a valid concern.