This is part of the problem. The bandwidth of that channel is very limited, and with several plugin developers in there at once, you have several people trying to get the attention of basically two very busy people on your end. There is no organized process for reporting bugs and tracking them that is exposed to developers, so we have to track our own issues, and on your end, problems have routinely hit the floor. It seems each person we talk to maintains their own priority list of things they will work on. Fixes and adds routinely have taken not just weeks, but months. What you are currently doing will not scale, and you know it.
What you are doing today is no different from what Vera has done before. You may not be the same company, but you’re making the same errors.