Thank you for your reply. When the "new" Family & Local Histories was launched it appeared that new items had ceased (but for city directories and updates to previously existing items). That was unacceptable. I did an analysis of all items launched in August and found this to be the case.
However, to Ancestry.com's credit, it appears that categorizatons have been reevaluated. As you have just noted, two recent additions of marriage indexes were added. I was really glad to see that because marriage indexes should fall under the U.S. Records category.
You also replied to one of my post on another message. Thank you for your interest and concern about subscribers.