Thanks for posting, the posts are structured the meet requirements from the individual product teams. Announcements are usually posted on the blogs and SharePoint blog is here. With regards to your other points I will highlight them to the SharePoint team for some comment and will circle back as soon as I get a reply.
Apologies I didn't see your idea / comment sooner we have been focused on delivering the Microsoft Tech Summit content these last few weeks.
thank you Allen. I look forward to your comments. The community is a very valuable tool and anything we can do to improve it benefits us all. I am keen to contribute on documentation and pnp feedback but I do find it hard to identify a channel without resorting to twitter. I hope my thoughts are constructive and stimulate some debate about refinements here. many thanks from the UK.