It's about FRIGGEN time!
MS and Washington State University are supposedly making a replacement for the laughably bad and nearly useless MS Paintbrush that's been in Windows and nearly unchanged since like Windows 3.0. Hopefully they will actually put it in shipping Windows and put Paintbrush where it belongs, in the recycle bin.
Even above that, it's open source. Maybe some linux fans could make a Mono version and actually have an usable app to replace the Gimp.