I've been a follower of everything "Pi" since the first prototype information came out (2006?).
I've read most new threads on the forum and what has been really noticeable over the last year is the increased confidence of the team to engage with the community, and an increased openness around issues being found and more insight into how they're being addressed.
While the team has always been as polite as possible (even with the trolls), this increased confidence has come with even more friendliness and a can-do attitude. It's been a joy to see.
This is just a "thank you" to the entire team for taking things forward like this. What a nice group of people you are. Thank you.