An interesting post from Mike Mearls over at the WotC site about magic items, and the first thing I've read about D&D Next which sounds 1. really awesome, and 2. actually a refreshing and original approach to something*.
I especially like the idea of the random table of background snippets about magical artefacts. Yes, a very cool idea!
Worth reading for anyone who's interested in what they're up to...
* and not a rules changes, simply a change of perspective and emphasis.
Edit: Just to be clear on this, I'm not saying I think I'll ever buy or play D&D "Next"... I just think their emphasis on making each magic item something unique is really cool.