Just a quick update to the post I wrote about plugins I'm too lazy to write. Steve Whiteley put together a plugin for Subtitles that is exactly how I envisioned it. For my wishes about avoiding widows in post titles, Shaun Inman had the solution years ago. (Shaun's site is down for me right now, but I'm sure won't be for long).
The one I was really hoping to see is the "plugin notes" (add a text field to each plugin on manage plugins page to add notes as to why it's being used) idea, but no bites yet.