We could use the same API for a similar purpose.
Yes, we plan to make console.log work with the new inspector.
If you manually log messages they should appear in the Web Inspector console.
Bug 14354 is about supporting the entire Firebug console API. This bug should be about just getting console.log moved.
See also Bug 14953.
This was fixed by bug 14953. Marking this as a dupe.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 14953 ***