Just posting real fast to let you guys know my responses and such will be a little slow for the next few days! I'M STILL HERE! But I have a gramps that needs me for the holidays and well... I've slacked off a bit on some other work I need to get done before the new year :] Don't want you guys thinking we've set a new record for "We're here for you!" and then going dark lol.
I've got to finish compiling all of the concerns and comments into a bite size "developer" friendly pill, too. Here's hoping they let me keep my head when I leave that meeting :]
Don't stop tossing those suggestions and ideas up though. I'm keeping a general tally of which items are most important based on a few bits of criteria. It's not just how many people, but really the specific concerns and how the affect you guys.
We're officially out for Christmas holiday starting tomorrow, and we'll be back in the office Tuesday (US times, not them future dwellers over in the other hemisphere). I'll be in and out before then, of course.
EDIT: Just read through the recent responses - love 'em! There's also some really good global ideas in there - a couple that would make my job easier ;] Always like those suggestions the most.
As for the front page design criticisms, I still stand by my statements that it's good, because personally I like it a lot. But I do want to reiterate that I 100% understand the feelings that it's not the correct fit. Don't misunderstand! I'm by no means saying anyone is wrong - I don't get paid enough to start those kinds of fires :D
Also, don't let my explanations and conversations dissuade you from speaking how you feel. That would be far worse. This is one of the most civil conversations/discussions I've ever had on a forum. Damn impressed and proud of this community.