I hear you, but the community is unable to fully fund development, let alone signal gathering. And to an extent I really don’t care about these signals. If a group of stakeholders cares enough to get organized then I want to hear what they have to say. If they don’t care enough then why should I?
Seconded. Signals are important but, sad to say, we haven’t managed to get our act in gear enough as a community to fully, sufficiently, sustainably fund even core R&D so I don’t think full-time funding for signaling work is realistic in the short term. Aragon did fund Tennagraph, though. See https://github.com/aragon/nest/issues/47 and https://github.com/arrose/nest/tree/master/grants/Ethsignals.
I’ve shared another voting concept here: Network Referendum: Better Governance/Signaling for PoW-coins