I am often amazed when non-controversial informational improvements with no downsides whatsoever still get downvoted by someone, despite overwhelming positive support. It's human nature, and sometimes it's just that someone doesn't like the person proposing a good idea. Or maybe they just feel grouchy. There are some people who will insist on saying low if you say high. But I am hoping the devs are smart enough to separate the wheat from the chaff. They should be ... after all, they did create a great game overall.Wishful thinking I'm afraid. We can't even get a consensus on something so objectively positive as improving the FA interface. All it takes is a single loud voice of opposition and a proposal suddenly becomes "controversial" and is viewed as such by the developers.
The workaround I suppose would be to hold more private discussions and exclude fringe players from them. Then once the (limited) feedback has been collected and a solid proposal formed submit it directly? This would come with its own set of problems, not the least of which would be in choosing those unofficial representatives.