I just wanted to know how relevant the Compiz development still is under Ubuntu. I am one of the people who enjoy bling (love to show off with the Windows users) but it appears as if there is less happening with Compiz lately. One of the plugins for Compiz was to select extra effects with windows like burning effect or paper plane flying away when closing a window - I do not see this extra plugin package as a package on the repos anymore...

I would really be sorry to see Compiz disappear into obscurity.