There has been a lot of discussion around the future of the Drupal front end both on Drupal.org and on Dries's blog posts. These all relate to Dries's concept of "progressive decoupling", in which some portions of the page are handed over to client-side logic after Drupal renders the initial page (not to be confused with "full decoupling"). The posts have drawn a variety of reactions.
One of the most important lessons of 2015 for the Engineering Team here at the Drupal Association is that we need better ways to engage with you, the community. We realized we need better tools and ways to communicate with you about our current priorities, how you can influence those priorities, and how you can help make Drupal.org and the Drupal project better than ever.