Did you see the article of "switchboard" on OMG! Ubuntu?
...laugh them up!! :)
Yeah the audiences seemed to keep useless discussions yet... almost the point of view slipped away, you know?
Switchboard is the nice approach for the global system configurations on various distributions. and most remarkable thing is the constructions of switchboard. yeah it contains a lot of tools as "modules". the modularity design is the very core of elementary's philosophy.
Even desktop environments, the elementary team keeps them as "modules". so I really like such development focusing!! :-)