Well, this is some interesting news. The Design Director of Curve Studios says he had a meeting with Valve at GDC and they said that Steam Greenlight will be gone within 12 months. He goes on to say that the alternative will be that it’s all an open space, with an end goal of user-curated pages.
The most exciting part of this to me is that Greenlight is being taken down, as I was never sure whether the games I really wanted to see on Steam would get the chance to be. It just seemed backwards to treat the game development process as a popularity contest. Especially when gamers can be major trolls.