"How about they just fix the things that USED TO work but have been broken? - For example, story formatting, relationship calculations, etc ad nauseum."
I absolutely agree. If the thread had been about fixing old broken things I would have listed those at the top of my list.
I still don't think something ridiculous like badges (which remind me of the ads for Pogo games) should be implemented before something that would be of value.
Bottom line, Ancestry will never give us what we want or fix what we want. And yet, we are all still here.