I agree with you. Ever since new techonologies were introduced into AX (SSRS, SharePoint ... etc) and I'm struggling with every installation to just make them work, let alone enhancing or customizing them. Our customers are yet to make the full benefit of these "good-looking" features. I'm by no means underestimating the prospects they'd bring and the possibilities they might open, however, the challenges they entail could put some partners in a not so comfortable situation (e.g. not having enough resources to implement and customize these technologies).
If we look at how workflow has been integrated with AX we can get a good example of what would "feel" best for developers. But in the way things are going, the meaning of an AX developer will change from a person who knows the best of X++ and MorphX to a person who knows a bit about AX and other bits from a bunch of technologies and tools integrated with AX.