Well, I have spend thousands of hours in another VirtueMart forum. I build my first shop with VM1. So I know VirtueMart almost from the beginning, with less knowledge that time.
Intensifying that the work with VM the last four years, I accumulated a little more than basic knowledge around VirtueMart and had some suggestions for features or improvements.
And guess what, if you prepare them properly and test them properly and then suggest these modifications to Max, he is very happy to include them into the core.
But you have to do your homework first, and not only talk and give half prepared stuff, that needs additional 300% dev hours of the hours you spend on it.
You are right, lindapowers, I remember your posts from some time back. You do a lot of posts, earlier years were more positive though. Why don't you get back to supporting what is possible and if decissions are made for a good reason, for example to work with SVN instead of GIT, just accept it and work with it. I have commiting rights on the SVN, but I rarely use it, because everything is already with Max, because it is tested and discussed, so Max commits it. So there is no vast growing of code around the core, that nobody can oversee anymore.
VirtueMart has a small but commited team and time is not there to be wasted on loads of code review that is for the drain later.
Yes, not everything is always taken and sometimes there is also no time to implement a great feature, but nagging and nagging on the same topics over and over just take time off the developement and is the opposite of helpful.