Mtl3p and Hugh of dose got into a bit of discussion about my semi-automated CommentBlogging user script in the comments on mtl3p's post, interspersed by some general skepticism about or even animosity towards Firefox and Greasemonkey.
Some time later, Greasemonkey came around and turned the idea into a playground for doing page modifications, building another web of the present web, and doing it in a style easily shared with friends. Inspired by Greasemonkey, Reify came around and did their own take on the concept, improving on some aspects, not going as far in some. So, again, just as we are used to on the web from the old bad days of competing browsers, we have a field of a few players, all doing their thing, a bit differently, prior to any emerging standards. This time around it isn't a battlefield, though, it's just somewhat immature technology that has yet to find standardization and cross browser portability.
I'm eager to see that happening, and am interested in any feedback, in particular developer feedback, about my own user scripts and how they work or break when run in other environments that I don't use myself, and why they do, or how they ought to do to work better. To find best practices, we need to unite, exchanging experiences and spreading them, so others can learn from them and better scripts useful to more people, regardless of browser preferences, will come out of it in the end.