I like Mike Bayer, Mako's author, but I prefer Genshi. Nonetheless, if Mike wants to go out and write another templating engine, more power to him!
However, my feeling is that Python needs another templating engine like I need another open source kernel!
<sarcasm>Yeah, thanks a lot Apple! Sure, Darwin's great! Too bad I can't use my airport card!</sarcasm>Seriously, I'd be a lot happier if they kept Darwin and released Cocoa. Now, that would be progress.