After reading forum posts for a few years, there’s been one consistent theme: people want customization.
Luckily for me, I have multiple developers that work for me.
However, others may not have developers or know where to find them. So, they rely on your for feature requests (which can take a long time and may not even happen unless you determine it is valuable to your themes over all).
So, why don’t you guys bring on some more developers and start a “Custom Development Department” where clients can pay for custom work. This way, the developers are familiar with your coding patterns and will be able to help your clients efficiently.
Just a thought.