I don't know if you saw the recent emails on the dev list about the improvements made to the plugin site. Its way easier to run locally than it was previously. And removed a lot of the old global state, so its easier to make smaller components.
But while the tech is upgraded, and continues to be, the user experience still needs a lot of work.
For example, the wiki has this nice bar when there are security issues
While in the plugin site, its hidden off to the bottom right sidebar. I've been working with the site for months now, and I didn't know it was there (though I inherited and didn't create it).
so UX people. Is anyone interested in helping out with these issues, and any other issues on the plugin site?