If we were voting on implementing a highly advanced technical feature
then yes, people who know what they're talking about should be given
more weight, but in this case I don't think so.
You're not going to fix bug reports related to the parser, or are you?
Neither I will (or if it is an easy one :).
This doesn't mean the issue is purely syntactical and everyone may
decide whether it should be implemented or not.
People who are going to take care of it and maintain the related code
(I do not mean myself) definitely should have more weight in such case.
Please let move on the right side. It is getting ridiculous to hear
this kind of answers. Opinions matter, that's how we evolve. Whether
the authors have provided patches or not is irrelevant /for me/.
Well, to me it matters whether the author is going to care of the thing he's
proposing or he's going to disappear right after it's implemented.