There are so many comments on the forum from users/traders about the lack of responses to posts. I know Metaverse run a bounty program which rewards contributions based on the impact level. E.g. people can contribute promotion/technical content and get rewarded by the Metaverse foundation according to the quality/impact. If users find bugs and an associated solution, they get rewarded accordingly. They can manage community engagement platforms like forums etc and get rewarded.
The core developers only have so much time and two hands - so its probably unreasonable to expect them to be actively involved in this space. But others with some knowledge and expertise (albeit limited and far less than the experts) can at lease help fill some of the void.
I think the bounty approach may be a something the foundation can consider to overcome some of the concerns that arise from a lack of engagement. Help the platform in a real, tangible, consistent manner = get rewarded with mIOTA.