While doing a suggestion to the addThis plugin, I started to sketch a suggestion of “widgetizing” the article page view. I think that this is the view that many users want to change. I mean the order of things there.
So, I suggest a model where the article template only defines areas where different block of content can be dragged into. Also, plugins that need to show something on the article view page can create such a block, which the journal may then drag into a fitting position.