Since the launch of the Mac App Store, a common question potential customers ask developers is “Should I buy your app directly or through the Mac App Store?”
Developers have been remarkably cagey, mostly replying with the non-answer “choose whichever is better for you”.
Great post from Wolf, but I think he’s underestimating what Apple will do to expand the capabilities of the sandbox, and depending on the success of Gatekeeper, if they will eventually re-allow non-sandboxed apps in the store. Either Shipley struck a chord or got very lucky with his post about Apple improving the distribution process for developers. Either way, it shows that Apple isn’t done with changing the system to fit the needs of it’s user base and developer base yet.