Ah, what a mouthful. First off all, sorry to disappoint you, as this article is purely result of my imagination. There is no such thing as “Magento Extensions Quality Assurance Certification” (aka MEQAC) at least not at the moment (as to 1/12/2010).
But let’s for a moment imagine there is such thing. Let’s discuss one possible direction of thinking. Let’s discuss the current issues with Magento extensions development.
Seems like Magento’s extremely flexible architecture where you can do almost anything if you are up to the task imposes some serious issues when it comes to general free/commercial extensions you can grab from either Magento Connect or from the developer/company site.
To make it clear, I do not blame Magento that much for this situation as I blame the extension developers. Magento just gave you powerful eCommerce tool/platform, its your problem if you are narrowed in thinking or better yet short on time to code something robust and unobtrusive. Before I go any further, and someone feels threaten by the “if you are narrowed in thinking” expression I just gave above, allow me to say that I too code my extensions as wast majority of others, so this goes on me as well.