This is a bit of news, just fyi. I know not everyone reads the Etsy blog or tolerates the forums so...
Etsy has announced that they are accepting applications for the second Etsy community council.
See this Storque article for information, and the application is here (also linked in the article).
The Etsy Seller Community Council is a group of members who volunteer to meet with Etsy Admin at least once a month for a period of six months to discuss marketplace enhancements and community offerings. The meetings are held in the Virtual Lab and ongoing communications are facilitated through Google Groups