I’ve been using Illustrator since 2000; it’s my main medium. I’ve drawn an entire graphic novel in it.
I’ve got a file full of bugs and feature requests I keep on submitting again and again and again. Some of the feature requests I see other people repeatedly asking for online. None of them ever happen. It’s like i’m shouting in a dark hole, and it’s pretty frustrating.
Back in the pre-subscription days, I could vote with my wallet by not bothering to pay for new versions that offered no new features for my workflow. But now that everything is on subscription, I can’t do that. I just pay Adobe my monthly fee and get to use whatever features get added. And I kind of feel like I’m getting the raw end of this deal when some of my repeatedly-submitted bugs and requests continue to be ignored; it feels like I’m more directly paying the salary of the people who maintain these programs now that I pay every month, with absolutely no say in what they work on next.
I’d love to see Illustrator’s bug/feature requests made public. And allow end users to not just submit them, but to add their support for them. And to know that the top bugs/feature requests will get some resources assigned to fixing or implementing them.
(This probably goes for the bug databases for Adobe’s other programs, too. I’ll bet every pro has a handful of pet bugs or never-filled feature requests they keep on having to work around in their most-used program.)