The feedback from my first query really amazed me. It certainly helps to have real-life viewpoints as well different rationales... because we need to understand what is truly troubling you... not just the symptoms but the underlying cause.
So, I am going to put another hotly debated item up on the block... remote publishing to IIS. Over the years, IIS has steadily gained features and frameworks like ASP and ASP.Net to better service web pages and web services... but it really has not advanced much when it comes to publishing content to that server. In particular:
Yes, we know the situation is deplorable, but we have limited resources to address this problem space. So, I would like to hear your wishes and desires for remote publishing to IIS. For example:
Ok, enough hints from me. I want to know what you think.