I think I can answer this too. You got this wrong. It was about Danoise's role in "what feature makes it into a release and which not". This indeed always has been my decision, cause I was the one how started Renoise, the one who kept it running, and the one who implemented most of it (in code). So I'm responsible here too.
This doesn't mean that we're ignoring what people write and tell us about Renoise. Why do we bother running the forum then at all and keep talking with people (sometimes more, sometimes less). I think that is what you implied with the question.
To answer the original topics question - have done so in the other threads already, but I think everyone got a bit lost now:
The only thing that is scheduled right now for Renoise is a bugfix update, cause we're currently working on some other bigger non Renoise related project. We don't have the capacity to run multiple projects at once - well, at least not with full new feature sets that are to be implemented. Once the other project is done, we have to see where we are and what we want and will make a new plan.
The last bigger thing I worked on for the Renoise core was a HiDPI "compatible" GUI, but I could not finished it before the other project started. Would make sense to use this as a base for another bigger Renoise release. Everything else is still open though.
We're not intending to close down the Renoise project, but indeed the next big release is not around the corner. As mentioned before, we actually always have been working on/off Renoise, but this time people seem to be more disappointed about the slow release cycles than before. I can't say why, but I think It's not "just" the lack of information.