it would be nice to have some feed back from them, definly when things repeat themselves over and over, but I understand they are too busy to.
There has never been a realistic game to date, death matches always manage to ruin it by pushing for more unrealistic measures to be implemented so they can |33t around... its a pitty, they are louder then us.
I kind of always figured Claws was the link between the community and the DEVs.
I think us arguing is a benifit to the devs, every feature is turned inside out, details are discussed and new ideas are born. They might get a different perspective. Forum regulars might influence the game more than they'll ever know. If you present a new and well thought idea in a civil manner, they might take it under consideration.