Xon is indeed an awesome developer, and this community is lucky to have him contributing so many add-ons. That being said, I also feel much the same way about the core XenForo developers.My prime example is always Xon. If they were half in it as him, this would be a different world.
Yeah, that can be a little frustrating. The XenForo team doesn't give any more value to my suggestions than to yours; I still have open suggestions. Usually I just get around that by implementing the suggestions myself--the ability to do that is what makes XenForo so powerful.Nobody gets ever a feedback, nobody ever receives an update, nobody ever knows if their suggestion was seen or talked about or considered or worked on.
In some cases, the answer is: developers like Xon. Sometimes us developers need specific changes or features in order to streamline add-on development and bring you the additional features you want.And when finally an update is released, for half of the stuff I asked myself "who wanted this or why did this got implemented and not that"?
It's easy to dismiss the role that the core XenForo development team plays in facilitating the development of quality third-party add-ons.