After seeing how some of the plugins, especially DPS meters, are being constructed, and the need for helper plugins, maybe it's time to (once again) evaluate how best to expand the Lua API to bring most of what the helper program does within the game. I really do not want to see the community get complacent with using helper programs, and while no one has done anything bad with them (at least as far as I know of), they do represent a security risk to Lua Scripting.

Perhaps, for the good of everyone involved, we need to bring some of the functionality of these helper programs within the Lua API. The question, how much of the helper program functionality should be internal to the Lua API, and how much functionality should remain in the helper programs?