It's the right area. Part of the reason it's confusing is because it's still in Beta, so folks are posting Turbine requests elsewhere in the forums right now too. Once everything goes "live", I'll be moving posts around more to make sure they stay in the "appropriate" forums.
I agree with you, except for one little thing, asking for specific dates. They have said they will try to put it in when they can. But they are swamped right now just trying to get all the basic stuff finished off and trying to make sure it's all bug free so it can ship. Additional stuff, like this, comes with time. Patience neighbour.