How did this proposal get all the way through commitment in just a month and a half, when others take almost two years?
Sitecore community evangelists promoted the site on Slack, Twitter, to colleagues and friends and at public Sitecore user groups. There is a strong desire in the community to make this site proposal happen.
Our Slack community has over 1.100 members now, with an average of 200 online at any given time (European and US timezones); and the global certified developer base is around... I don't even know - 15.000 or so. Maybe more.