My wishful thinking tells me that the devs would at least be "participating" during the actual event (on the sidelines reading the posts from their desk) >_<; But you are right the CR idea allows the forums to get answers to questions that has been nagging players for quite some time. For PT DPS for example, it would be comforting for them to hear (once and for all) how BW plans to address the DPS imbalance between their hybrid spec and full AP / full pyro.
You don't need to post on both threads. You can post
on either threads and ill update the spreadsheet accordingly