I care about my Subscribers. But, I care about audio quality and quality discussion more.
Personally speaking, I'm not a fan of guest hosts- often times we usually get people who are simply used to listening to us rather then engaging us. As such, when they are brought on for an episode they typically sit there and don't say anything. And since many of our listeners don't have access to quality microphones their audio is typically bogged down by poor fidelity.
Plus, we have to teach them how to record themselves, and that's always a hassle.
We've had plenty of amazing guests, but I'd rather just keep everything streamlined and easy to do, because doing stuff like that slows us down and keeps us from having a release schedule.
But, those are my opinions. I am not in charge of the podcast, that is Meso's jurisdiction- and he likes engaging with our audience. So guests aren't going anywhere, however we have been attempting to streamline the process.
With all that said, discussing message board topics with the topic creator themselves is a rather enticing idea.