@ve3jlg I appreciate the kind words, truly!
That said, I would try to extend a tiny bit more good faith towards the development team who's doing their absolute best to provide an OS that people depend on.
If someone requests something that has been requested 50 times before, and the answer has always been "no", with varying degrees of an accompanied explanation as to why, there has to come a point where the response is less patient.
Things like duplicate feature requests will happen, that's inevitable, but I urge the community in the general to keep in mind that there are humans behind the project who are working around the clock to provide this OS for us. When interacting with the project, we should try to put an effort in to look for previous issues about the same thing, or, for example, if we're experiencing a bug, try to at least do a search around the Internet to see if it's happening to non-GrapheneOS users as well. Things like that might seem minor, but if everybody does their due diligence, the workload of dealing with bug reports/feature requests will be significantly slimmed down.
Furthermore, when it comes to feature requests, people often don't accept no for an answer, I've found. Personally, I am glad that the project has a specific vision for what it wants and doesn't want, instead of simply taking every request on board and ending up with a franken-system of everybody's little pet feature, but that's just me.
Not only does being selective with which features to add/consider keep the OS lean from a user perspective, but it also keeps the OS lean from a development and maintenance perspective. I'm sure people who have used the OS for a while have noticed how quick it is to port to new Android versions, quarterly releases, and even entirely new devices. This is not an accident. Sure, it's partly because the development team working on the project is highly skilled, but it's also because the OS is kept lean so that it's easy to port. Other OSes that have these fancy features pretty much always take significantly longer to update/port etc. That's not a coincidence. There's a debt that comes with the more features you add, and I think GrapheneOS has the right idea by primarily considering features that improve the security and privacy of its users first.