Well Linus himself told that now their are only aim is to introduce new features and stabilize it.
The whole kernel is slowing down in performance with every release by almost 12% each release.
Only major bug fixes are looked into and the smaller ones are just petty annoyance.
Hope they look into weight shedding for once.
Plus with the entry of so many new hardware drivers, the kernel is just too slow in detection.
And the fiasco with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, things are looking dull here.
And for 2.7.0 god know when that will be announced.