Sorry for the all caps, hopefully the smiley face takes off the sting.
1. I love that you guys are all having big discussions and so forth here in the forums, and that is wonderful. I'm not advocating that you stop doing that, because that really helps form a sense of community and consensus.
2. However, as the devs we really don't have time to read all of those, because those are, well... discussions. They aren't suggestions or anything concrete, they are long back and forths often covering lots of topics and points of view. We could spend hours reading those every day, and that would seriously cut back on the amount of actual output we can give you in terms of changes. We're not trying to be standoffish, and by all means when something needs us to come in and comment directly, please let us know and we're happy to do so.
3. That said, things that are bug reports or feature suggestions should get into mantis by some means: http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/
We have some awesome helpers who have been moving things from forum posts where applicable into mantis, and that really helps. In a lot of those cases, it follows a long discussion that then results in some degree of community consensus, and then semi-consensus is then logged into mantis for us-the-devs to look at. That really helps productivity on our side a ton.
My ultimate goal is to be able to spend as much time available on things that add value for you, versus spending time just chatting and ruminating. I think that's a win for everyone, so any continual help that people can provide on that front is very much appreciated! Thank you all so much for your support, and I really file this as "one of those good problems to have," but it's still a case where we have a problem of sorting through far more feedback than any one or two humans can reasonably do while still accomplishing anything else.