Yes, this is something that CSICOP fellow Neil Tyson has been very adamant about—and I must say, he’s convinced me. Pluto is not a planet. It’s not even a single body, it’s two nearly equal-sized small planetoids, each smaller than many moons. Its orbit is inclined with respect to the other eight planets. Really, it seems right just to call it a larger member of the Kuyper belt .
My guess is that the IAU doesn’t want to take a stand that would ‘demote’ Pluto, especially given the public outcry when the AMNH Planetarium decided to do so.
But that said, in the final analysis this is all just a matter of semantics.