Polls are always a good thing. And Engineering Reports are certainly great. It's nice reading them and the Release Notes and seeing the progress.
If you're going to put up an ask a dev feature it would probably be good to start by making sure that everyone knows which Dev does what, an introduction feature. Also it might be worth keeping track of which dev gets the most responses.
While a poll may show people's concern over feature episodes, the dev responsible for clothes art (clipping issues, hairstyles, skirts) may actually have more business and people requesting their work.