So recently Autodesk opened a Maya Uservoice/feedback site. http://mayafeedback.autodesk.com/
I've been very critical of Autodesk for their feature choices. They say they develop what they do because it's what people ask for. I've said they have notoriously top-down interaction with the community and they're talking to the wrong people- not enough voices from the ground.
So here's our chance to change it. I want us to unite behind a few proposals and blow them out of the water. And when they announce it as a feature, I want to be able to say, "We made it so!". And when they don't announce it, I want to use it to press them for answers.
So go! Vote! And if you have a good idea, post it, and post back here asking people to vote for it.
One I think we are all in agreement on is, open source FBX. Vote for it! http://mayafeedback.autodesk.com/forums/160514-ideas-for-maya-forum/suggestions/2946113