Why are there so many high-voted requests with status-declined?
I realise I not going to be popular for asking this and will probably be hunted down by a unicorn hit-squad in my sleep but it's a valid question so here goes.
Generally there's a lot of waffle that passes through meta and many requests are (and indeed should be) met with scepticism and a fair amount of apathy.
Every once in a while, however I see some great suggestions here that are simply not given the time of day for no other reason than it seems to be the norm. Before you ask, I'm not going to cite examples.
As developers we are all aware that users come to us with requests and there is generally some under-the-bonnet reason for not daring to entertain the thought of raking through code and address some uglies that would need to be tackled in order to restore balance to the force if a request were to be actioned.
My question is simply one of: Is Stack Overflow caught in a "It ain't broke we're not gonna fix it" loop?
More specifically is SO deemed to be complete in its current state and any change is outside the scope of some secret release schedule? Is there a roadmap and where do we find such information if it is indeed public. Have we lost some momentum?
Awaits hail of arrows with rainbow trails