We're sorry to disappoint you. We do very much appreciate our Kickstarter backers, and as for the "insider" access, we feel that we've been incredibly open about nearly every aspect of the development process. We've been active on the forums as much as possible, we tweet, we write blog posts, send newsletters, etc. I easily spend 2 or 3 hours a day communicating with the community in ways that you have access to, having made over 1,000 comments on the forums in response to everything from feature requests to bug reports and help requests in the last 6 months alone. And that's not counting the other members of the Dev Team or our small army of volunteers on the Mod Team. The podcast is in *addition* to all of that, and is not replacing any of it. So I think it's unfair to say that you're not able to communicate with us or receive insider access to the development process.
As for character sheets, it's definitely on our list of things we're working on. It's a lot more complicated than people seem to think, though. It's not a simple matter of "add a few buttons". This would be a massive change to the way that Roll20 works at a fundamental level. And it opens up a whole host of other feature requests as well (e.g. integrating character sheets with macros). So we're trying to tread carefully. If you have further want to discuss the character sheets, please create a new thread so that we can keep the discussion in this one germane to the podcast.
Let me just finally say that we don't take any of the decisions we make lightly. We are incredibly proud of this community and we deeply appreciate all of the support that we've been given, especially from the Kickstarter backers like you that were there from the beginning. I'm sorry if this or any future decision we make doesn't sit well with you, but just know that we're trying our best to balance the wants of the entire community and what is needed to keep Roll20 going for the long term.