If all sides involved can work out the legal tangle and AE learns how to dynamically load plug-ins not just on start-up, plus all sides involved can figure out a licensing system so they all make their cut, sure, it's imaginable. That being said, i wouldn't hold my breath for this to happen any time soon. In this business, everyone has their agenda and unless you get everyone aboard, it would be pointless.
Mylenium, always the optomist
Totally agree with the hurdles, but look at what Red Giant has done. Dont they have a universial installer? If we could start with them and adobe, would be a great start. Where is Aharon Rabinowitz when we need him?
I can't give away details, but I'll say that we've heard this request and are thinking about it.
What would be most useful for us is for you to cast your vote and tell us how you'd like it to work by submitting a feature request here: