I certainly admire your perseverance in this matter. However I still can't imagine Adobe ever making any "useful" changes to Illustrator to compensate for your well documented lack of user-friendliness. As someone pointed out above, it's already been 13+ years. At this point, I seriously don't think they have had... or ever will have... the ability to even code/program these changes. Their engineers are just not top quality, or their platform frameworks are not that flexible... or more than likely both.
Even that "simple" little idea of an FH Converter Droplet is surely beyond their competence. Also, considering that you would probably have to be an Adobe CS6 Cloud subscriber to even use it, and need to muck up your computer with an Adobe Air installation (probably)... would it even be worth it, even if it did "kinda, sorta, on-a-full-moon-monday" work?
Was "the" or "any" product manager from AI or ID present in these talks? What was your take-away, gut reaction to these "teams"? Were they experienced engineers, or only "Product/Marketing" people?
Sorry for my skepticism, but again: 13+ years of slacking off with no discernable change in friendliness or suite integration on Adobe's part, does not install one small lick of confidence in me personally, that this thorough, engaging and pointed presentation didn't just go in one ear and out the other... in a "Flash".