The following comment I received, got me thinking..
"And half the part of Meta is disproving why feature requests are not necessary. What's the point in having a discussion area for feature requests if all we are going to do is say "Hey good job! You suggested something!" – TheTXI
...if Meta is designed as an "idea" system to help improve the StackOverflow engine, then why such disdain towards new ideas? To almost everything I've suggested, I've got answers like "its not needed" or "we can do without it" or "this feature has been declined in the past". So what are we after? To discuss about problems then do nothing about them? I mean whats the point with assessing something, when you have no power to change or improve it?
Why can't we look at each new idea and think more into the topic? If you think of it, SO itself would have grown from just one little idea.