Joerg wrote --

> most e-TeX primitives are primitive and should be hidden away from the end
> user. However, some of them were introduced with LaTeX in mind. A very
> serious project consists in rewriting and testing parts of the _LaTeX kernel_
> in e-TeX. This task probably needs another volunteer team, I am afraid.

As Frank has explained this is certainly true of future e-TeX versions;
it is not clear to me that e-TeX at present provides a lot of such

I also think that a better way to start such a process would be to
produce experimental packages rather than start chnaging the kernel.
This will demonstrate how the kernel should be changed and provide a
more accessible way for a wide range of people to expermient with the
e-TeX features and their effects at the user-level, should they wish to.