But on watchlist functionality in particular, AFAIK that has been planned for a return for some time; it's just a low priority.
Your response is good enough for me for now on the specific feature point; I just want it back eventually and appreciate the need to prioritize dev time.
Forum issues isn't really the optimal place, but it's still the most relevant.
I'm still a little scared of the "iron hand" talk combined with what seemed clear directives to avoid feature requests in that area. Have they considered a clearly low-pri subarea for feature requests? Web site functionality is probably the ultimate in permanent development projects; seems like there should be a permanent area for self-appointed "beta testers." If nothing else, it could help corral some of the posts that would otherwise clutter Forum Issues or product-specific threads.
Edit: Doh. I didn't know about Andrew leaving and wrote above before thinking to follow your link. Never mind?