I want to request fewer features.
I know that most discourse forums so far are probably engineer / technically focused (at least as far as the admins and I suspect many of the users - if the early beta sites are any indication). The downside of this is that I think Discourse is more complex in some areas than it needs to be for widespread adoption.
Here is the screen shot of my forum dashboard after 3 months of use. My users are virtually all non-technical, at a health-related web site - the type of site that I think is much more representative of the broader user base than the main Discourse beta sites so far.
I recommend Discourse deprecate / remove the features of “Starred” and “Bookmark” because I don’t think many regular users are going to use them and they make the interface more complex than it needs to be (which hurts adoption, and use of the forum software).
I know in startups that there is a strong tendency for feature creep - and that you are continually bombarded by new feature requests, and that the most feature requests frequently come from the more technical users. My recommendation to the discourse team is to try to get in better touch with the non-technical users because success with that user base is what will really drive successful adoption for the platform.