The new gantt diagram stuff is pretty exciting! However, I would ask that there also be a variant that is more terse, like the syntax for the other diagram types.
One thing I would do with the gantt diagrams is use them to visualize some time series data. That would involve converting the time series to gantt diagram syntax, and that starts to feel cluttered and awkward when natural language is involved.
Finally I think natural language is ok for a layperson, but for engineers or programmers it can be frustrating. Try working with AppleScript to see what I mean. It gives you the illusion of writing natural english sentences, but in reality it's very strict about what is accepted and not accepted. It becomes hard to remember the exact sentence structure and word choices that the parser wants, especially if you don't work with it regularly.