Recently Wayland have become a hot topic. Canonical has announced that Ubuntu will go to Wayland. Also MeeGo has great interest on it.
Qt has had (experimental) Wayland client support for some time now.
A very new thing is support for Qt as Wayland server. With that one can easily make own Qt based Wayland compositor. This is huge. Since this the only working Wayland compositor has been under wayland-demos. Using Qt for this opens many opportunities.
My vision is that Wayland is the future. And the future might be there sooner than you think...