Agreed, in no way does what kleinbl00 wrote upset me, this is what we need, more feedback. Your ideal version of the site has some great ideas, some of which I think are actionable and you're are spot on that NOW is when these things need to be done -20 years ago would have been great. We have some new changes in the pipe line that I think you'll appreciate KB.
I definitely agree that if you build a site around following people and immediately expect that someone should know who to follow, well… That just isn't the way the world works. People meet around topics, we should allow people to do the same here easily. Your 3-D printing example of Ronnie is a good one. We have our team call tonight, and we will definitely be discussing this. Thank you for the suggestions and the honest feedback.