I believe having more content creators and ”authors”, i.e. web designers and web developers, in the HTML Working Group would be good. Unfortunately I think it’s hard to find web professionals who can spare the time unless they get paid to participate. I know I can’t.
When I mentioned something virtually identical to Ian Hickson, he told me
I am sorry you feel that you need to be compensated for your participation in the standards community, and wish you the best of luck in finding a suitable employer.
Can’t wait to read Ian Hickson telling Roger Johansson, “…best of luck in finding a suitable employer.”