Many times in Queal emails or even some of the updates here on forums I read that decisions/changes you (Queal) made is backed by some sort of "test group". So I was just wondering how does that work?
Personally, I am Queal consumer and supporter for quite some time now and I don't recall receiving any invitations for testing or feedback regarding changes/new items. It's not that I mind but seeing how now you have forums with many of your loyal user base registered and active here you should take more feedback from here as well.
For example, reading about the shaker bottle v4. Will you just come up with a design and product without any community interaction here or will you post some sort of prototype iterations requesting feedback from us before actually deciding on the design? There are many more examples where you could value the input from the community more transparently than until now.
If you don't want GP to know about everything going on internally, maybe the closed forum section with users above certain level or some sort of "confirmed" users might be a good start.
Just throwing some ideas, Queal on!