I am Eclipse
Seriously, I can see both sides of the "Eclipse is You" thing. Sometimes, people just complain and don't help (sometimes they are paid to do this but that's another story). Those must be the people Ward is talking about. Other people submit really good patches and we run out of time to process them. Often in SWT land, patches contain the essence of a fix or feature, but the real implementation is much more work. One thing that people don't seem to understand is that once an API is in, it can never come out. It must be supported forever. That's a long time (and a lot of work).
Anyhow, please hang in there and ping those bug reports that contain patches.