30 years ago LaTeX was quite compact and observable being. Nowdays, CTAN repository counts more than 4k LaTeX packages and their number continues growing so that it is absolutely impossible to observe most packages within a sigle book. This makes difficult for newcomers to learn LaTeX. Many packages are not compatible, many are sensitive to the order of loading, many packages do almost the same things. For example, there are 4 incompatible packages on CTAN which provide bibtex/biblatex styles for GOST, a Russian state standard of bibliographic description. Note that there should be only one state standard at any instant of time, otherwise it is not a standard.
I am afraid that my question will be voted down but I'll ask it:
Does writing LaTeX packages need more strict moderation than now? Can someone propose a mechanism of such a moderation.