Re: bbShowcase shut down?
@kriskl, @sockmonkey – There are many plugins that work with 1.0.2, though they were developed up to the 9.0x version. I am currently using 26 plugins (and have a few more inactive at the moment), there were also several others that I tested to work, but didn’t need.
Here is an initial list to get started, when they were testing the alpha version, before the official 1.0 release
Sometimes, it is also mentioned in the discussions on the individual plugin page.
Of course, having a local test install allows me to test them, before using the plugins on a live site…