Remove reliance on RSAT
Please remove the reliance of the AD cmdlets on RSAT. There are many times that scripts may be run from locations that do not/cannot have the RSAT tools installed just to get the AD cmdlets, including client machines that are not used for administrative purposes. Using ADSI and LDAP queries are not nearly as intuitive.
Native PowerShell cmdlets would be much more helpful in these situations.
Paul Wojtysiak commented
This would allow the tools to be installed in the Mac OS and Linux versions of PowerShell too! That would be amazing to be able to really work from any computer you choose or have available at the time. This is what MS is stating is their goal. It would be great to see it here.