I think it would be a good idea to implement a formal developing beta testing program.
Although you guys are doing an excellent job and are also putting all your best efforts in order to help us everyday with questions and issues we find. It is quiet clear your plate is full given the extent and complexity of MSFS, and unfortunately this is a situation that will remain for a very, very long time.
Given the results of what happened after SU5 and how this disrupted many parts of the SDK workflow with issues that went under the radar, I think it is crucial to implement a formal Beta program so 3rd party developers can actually test changes to the SDK and changes to the development workflow implemented by your team. We all work in different ways, therefore we will always be able to find problems you guys are unable to see.
If we are able to catch such issues before they become really BIG PROBLEMS, it would help your team to identify and take care of big obstacles for any big release, it will also increase your efficiency and avoid down the line having to fight for resources to get things fixed vs being able to continue with your current road map.
At the end of the day it is not only 3rd party developers suffering due to these issues, it is MSFS customers who are now forced to wait for several fixes in order to allow 3rd party developers to update our products or release pending products, alongside of course with your own team who simply put, will be unable to fix everything at the same time after any big update is available for general public.
As a software engineer I totally understand the pressure you guys are under and all the challenges you are facing, so what I am proposing is to find ways to help your resources to avoid being overrun after each mayor update applied to the product.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude to the entire Asobo team for trying to address all the problems we find and report despite your current resource limitations and required deadlines due to contractual obligations.