I've been playing the Vanilla Minecraft lately and the updates from Mojang are awesome, especially when combined with an Overview Map from Minecraft Overviewer using cron.
In all seriousness though, those do look awesome. I may toy around with them in single player, or we may use them in one generation of the server perhaps - when the modding API is mature enough to not break every mod on every single update.
Are there any outstanding wishes to get on the whitelist? I have been busy lately and don't really know who requested a spot and who didn't.
Chances are that you requested a spot and haven't gotten in yet. This is just me being slow, and I apologise.
In that case, please repeat your whitelist request, and I (or another mod) will look at it shortly