"...But then again, is there any point if there's no work with it (for me at least it seems)..."
Absolutely, though hopefully it won't be for long as XPages continues to gain traction. With the release of 852 many Domino customers feel it is the right time to upgrade. Are they upgrading because of XPages? Who knows, I like to think so though I don't have any hard data to hand to prove this out.
Are more developers working on XPages projects than this time last year? Yes, but that wouldn't be hard coming from a low base. Would this trend continue to grow in the next 12 months? I'm placing my chips on 'Yes' here too.
There are a lot of exciting things coming in XPages, some already there in the Extension Library. For now things are looking really good for XPages.