Cool. Since you seem to hold some sway, can you suggest they add Encrypted AFP? See if they can get it done this week. Ever since I upgraded to Leopard, I've lost AFP access since 10.5 no longer supports unencrypted AFP.
Nevermind, found out a way to turn on cleartext passwords on Leopard.
I get the feeling that votes really don't have that much influence. Some stuff gets done with very few votes. Some long-standing suggestions probably have many votes. I think it's just something they peruse from time to time to get a feel for what people want, and not really as a suggestion box that pushes them to do something.