A lot of talent went into the WNBA draft this season - Candace Parker is a superstar as soon as she suits up for game 1. Unfortunately, I don't think the WNBA will be around long enough to capitalize on the talent that entered the league today..
Unless the WNBA does something to get more fans interested in their league, I don't see them making it much longer. Right now the WNBA just looks like the NBA game played with smaller, slower players. The league isn't profitable as it's set up right now, so they're at the mercy of the NBA who is currently financing them.
The WNBA needs to do something to really differentiate themselves from the NBA game and make it more watchable on TV if they're going to succeed long term IMO. Whether that's lowering the rim 6" (they already play with a smaller ball than the NBA...) or making 3's worth 4 or 5 points, or making the court slightly smaller etc., the WNBA needs to do something to MAKE THE GENERAL PUBLIC want to watch it and go to the games. Otherwise the NBA is going to pull the plug on the WNBA and quit financing it if it doesn't start making money soon.