Suggestion to Russ:
A page showing a list of things that are on Russ's "To Do" list. It could be under Site Announcements forum, a page in Community or even a sticky closed thread in Site Ideas.
Obviously, the timelines are his perogative, so we would not expect any deliverable dates etc.
Russ is obviously taking on as much on board as possible, but it would be nice to know what specifically he has on his priority list.
It would provide some focus to the Site Ideas forum so that users can discuss new ideas rather than old and worn out ideas. So going further, he could even provide a "Not to do" list, so to speak.