You get slammed a fair amount in the forum here for appearing to NOT be responsive with product development choices. e.g. there is a lot of complaints that you ignore feature requests. I have even done this a few times on a few issues I consider critical (manual facial tagging anyone?).
However, if anyone does digging and actually filters the forum by ideas, and sorts the result. You actually see a fair number of the higher voted items have been addressed.
I think it will help users and Adobe if there was some better communication. One possible solution, start a new thread with each release and is pinned to the top until replaced on the following release which lists what items have been fixed with links to the threads here.
I am sure there are other solutions, but that one seemed fairly simple to me.