I totally understand your perspective, and if it was posted I still could choose not to look to keep motivated (if that’s the way I roll)… however it sure would be hard not to look.
That said, with the number of times I’ve seen someone say “added to the backlog” … I think it would be a bit scary to see this massive list! I know how I feel when looking at my own project schedules… like, uhg… sigh… moan.
A view of the next couple weeks out might be good compromise though…
I’m also thinking about all of the people that see this list that won’t contribute to it other than asking if something is done yet, or if it could be bumped up. It could also generate ideas that haven’t been thought of yet.
It would broaden the term Open Source/Open Hardware to more of like an Open Company. Tricky.