Nicely put @JoeDrafter, it has been mentioned many times before that there is a huge difference between features and plugins. Unfortunately people continue to assume everyone wants what they want or in many cases have missed.
You can request plugins, and usually when explained well, and they appeal to a developer, they appear very quickly.
And that is as it should be.
The true beauty of SU is the core simpicity.
It works! It is easy to learn! It is difficult to Master!
Every extra feature adds to its complexity and startup time.
Plugins/Extensions add to the core, in a direction specific to the user.
There are many features of SU I would happily remove as I never use them and many Plugins I would Include as Core, but both those lists would never match anyone elses.
Consider carefully what your feature request entails and how important it is outside your sphere of influence. Check whether there is already a plugin that does what you want, or can be modified for your situation.
Make sure you know what is already available and understand that what you 'need' doesn't always match what everyone needs.
All in all, for everyone thinking about a Feature Request, think about it.
Is it something for everyone or just something you wish worked just the way you want, have you checked if it is available as a plug in or even a built in thing you have missed.
Should your idea really be a built in part of the structure or is it something that works perfectly as a periferal tool.