There have been a number of cool new features in the pull request queue recently. Some of these have added new features and I think it might be worthwhile to indicate that by bumping the minor version number on the next release.
I think it would be a good idea to try to integrate the open PRs as well as any that come in over the next couple of weeks that can be reviewed, call it yt 3.1 and release on or around Dec. 1. This will mean generating a proofread docs build and perhaps a few days of low-hanging issue triaging.
I'd nominate John ZuHone to send out the release email to recognize the hard work he's been putting in recently.
Just an idea, but I've tried to include specifics as a basis for further discussion. What do you all think?