I thought of the same thing, so you are not alone. Most community websites have similar setups, the lack of which reflects poorly on this one.
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But I never bothered to bring up the suggestion, as you have. I know nothing would happen. (I have been beaten down too many times.) I have brought up other suggestions and have seen them quietly implemented by tye and others. But these were small, albeit important, things like adding extra html and text in certain places.
Perhaps pmdev should explain their goals, hierarachy, and methods better to the community, so we all have a better idea of where things are headed and why. Obviously many people care about this site enough to take an interest in its development, even if we are not directly involved in it.