I hope the Moderators dont mind I created my own thread instead of posting in an old one.
With the TPF mission delayed for an indefinite time period I suppose that responsibility of exoplanet imagery lies now with JWST. I also see that ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 has zero mention of Darwin, now this might not mean anything because ESA is not NASA and at the best of times ESA PR efforts are underfunded and about as good as Russia's or communist China. But if exoplanet science is not taken to the next step, then exoplanet science for the years will depend on mission like Corot and JWST. Which optical instrument on JWST will be best suited for studying planets ? and what kind of performance can we expect from Hubbles replacement ?