You mentionned that you read or skimmed through the trading thread in the general discussion subforum, you should be able to get some ideas in there.
We're not asking for magical solutions. That's why I disagree with your earlier comment dismissing temporary fixes as bad practice, they might take some of the time allotted to your end goals, but things like reverting to global trade chat would go a long way towards making the game enjoyable in its current form.
I don't, thankfully I'm not trying to run a game. What bothers me is that while we are made aware of the progress on the new content (dev blog), we are left guessing when it comes to the progress on older projects (An update on the issues with legendary dungeons would be something a lot of competitive players would like to see within that dev blog post). You believe moving forward is the way to have the game live longer, and that's likely to be true because of the influx of new players. But it would be reassuring to know older projects are still being worked on without having to ask or to look for the information given by staff members on a 2 months old suggestion thread.