This problem can be solved with many benefits.Of course you need to triage topics and involve the community first on general issues, to see what the community needs.If the general issues are more or less settled and there is a general direction, then the details will follow more easily.You can always set a time limit for a decision, after all it is you who decide in the end, not the community.If you want a successful community, you need to serve that community, provide what it needs, and follow its development. I hope that's obvious enough, any form of imposing development on a community won't really work. I wonder if you realize the weight of that statement... This implies knowing what it is It is wonderful that you have surprises and presents for the community.Of course, every member hopes that they will affect her or him and the whole community in a positive way. For other topics, it is not good to underestimate the community. If you think the community wouldn't understand an idea or a plan, then there is a suspicion that there is something fishy about it...It is also not good to paternalize the community. EMC is not a kindergarten.Is it?