Steve Christey of CVE has posted to several lists asking What is the state of vulnerability research? Before you dismiss the question, give it serious thought for a few minutes. Have any ideas, opinions or concerns about where vuln research is heading? Where it should be? Drop him a line and let him know.
One person challenged him stating that if MITRE were the experts they proclaim, he wouldn’t have to ask. After a few years of being heavily involved with vulnerability databases and monitoring such research, I of course had to reply.