Good points and idea. I like this.
Sometimes, I feel it depends on where the devs are at in their roadmap of things, as to whether or not they should publicize. They’ve seen discussions on a lot of things, including things during the beta that may or may not have come up in the public forums. They have a lot they could work on – and would, likely, generally have a good handle on what are quick wins, important to work on, critical to work on, fun to work on, etc., and a good handle on what to prioritize based on forums, servers, resources available, etc. But public discourse on their roadmap could, certainly, be good. As a fan, I always love to see this type of stuff rather than be in the dark. But when I think of the distractions and criticisms it could generate, I sometimes wonder if it’s for the best to just focus on what you think is right (or know is right based on keen observations) and release it when ready (for this, or any game franchise).