The word we are getting from some of the Forge crew (and others) is that 1.8 may not be able to be modded for Forge. If Forge can't do it (and they've been stuck at 1.72 for a good long time now), the mods requiring Forge will fail, and it is likely that those authors will not have the ability to compensate for the loss. Already, a number of good, solid mods have gone un-updated due to lack of support. Where the hell is the promised API support? Two years, and we are still not there, while other, un-needed and simply additions are made. Is 1.8 going to be the ENDGAME for modded servers? Many of us have been playing Minecraft so long that the community mods are the only things that keeps it fresh. Are we going to lose half of the community over this?