White-Gandalf - We (Altrea and I) just work here.
LOL - we are not the developers, project leads or packagers. Please also bear in mind that all the Open Source projects are done by volunteers. Their work is complicated because 'big' projects (particularly the PHP project) have 'issues' - and then we have to play catch up. If you want to do something constructive, stick around and answer questions, that is how I got started.
I do not completely disagree with some of your points, however your invective should be correctly delivered to the project lead - his username here is Oswald. In my experience, even if he does not reply to all PM's, he does read them.
One of the problems with the 'age of entitlement', is that we have decided that nothing should be difficult. It has consequences. "but I digress" LOL. I don't have any answers there other than to say 'the secret decoder ring' mentality is prevalent among systems engineers (I am one, so I speak from experience)
Thanks and good luck.
Note: please keep the 'sh*t' out of your posts - we know what you mean when you use the term "BS" (or sh*t)