I read Your posts here and... here is my conclussion: I think You should work on paid plugins to deliver premium abilities and functions for users. I'm interested to pay for new plugins, posiibly...every month ;) And I think I'm not the only one ;) So - let's prepare for us new plugins. Of course, free plugins sometimes are great (and sometimes You should release something for free... ;) ), but we know, that You want to earn something too. If You'll prepare new plugins, which offer new abilities, I will pay for this for sure.
Here is my site on q2a - www.fandoms.pl . For example I'm searching for:
- new content plugins, like quizz plugin from q2apro
- new abilities plugins, like great notifications pro and points trade pro from sama55
- community plugins - groups for users, chat like messenger etc.
- new possibilities to earning points by users
If You want to prepare new plugins like this above, I'm fully interested to pay for this. I can spent 100-200$ for new plugins every month. It's not very much, I know, but if there's maybe 10 people like me, it's ~1000-2000$ every month. If here's 100 people, it's 10000-20000$ budget posibility ! Q2A needs PREMIUM plugins. Really. and PREMIUM THEMES, because this available now is very simple and too simple to build serious, popular sites on q2a.
Q2A is VERY good CMS . It's possible to grow this as wordpress ! But YOU must make a decision to do this. I believe, You can do this :)