from the API page
> Twitter REST API Method: statuses/home_timeline [COMING SOON]
> Returns the 20 most recent statuses, including retweets, posted by the
> authenticating user and that user's friends. This is the equivalent of
> /timeline/home on the Web.
> Usage note: This home_timeline is identical to statuses/friends_timeline
> except it also contains retweets, which statuses/friends_timeline does not
> (for backwards compatibility reasons). In a future version of the API,
> statuses/friends_timeline will go away and be replaced by home_timeline.
Does this mean that "in a future version of the API" there won't be
any way to get a friends timeline without retweets?
Because the ability to ignore retweets ought to be a Day 1 feature, IMO.
I would put a much higher value on a unified feed which includes
"*mentions* and friends" than "*retweets* and friends"