KDE is about the community, rather than the product. It is not all about the code: there are many other ways in which people can be part of KDE, and a very simple way is to connect with other people.
In an effort to bridge the gap between users and developers, the KDE Community Forums have launched a new initiative to coordinate feature requests. A new "Brainstorm" section has been created in the KDE Community Forums: users are encouraged to post requests there.
Once a wish has been filed, it is reviewed by the forum staff to filter out duplicates, spam, and the like. Upon approval, other forum users can approve or disapprove the idea. Every few months, the highest-voted features will then be submitted to the developers as feature enhancement requests. Of course, there will be no guarantee a feature will get implemented, but proposals made this way will be more focused, reducing the noise for both developers and users and leading to a better relationship between the two worlds.
This is a first public test run. In order to provide the best experience possible, we encourage everyone to come to the forums, make use of the system, and leave feedback. Do not forget that KDE Brainstorm is meant to accept suggestions on new features only: crashes or unexpected program behaviors are bugs and should be reported to KDE's Bugzilla instead.
If you feel creative, this is the time to show your skill to the world. The Brainstorm forum is waiting for you!