Originally Posted by mikedt
Mind me asking who do I contact for the powers that be? Canonical? Linux Mint devs? Debian Project? Linus Torvalds?
No, not Linus! He's quite busy enough cranking out new kernels and such.
But there are bug reporting resources for just about everything. Here are a few, not just for you but for others who may be interested:
Linux Mint bugs
As I said before, if no one's aware that there's a particular problem, it'll never get fixed; if no one's aware that something's missing, it'll never get added. So if there's something that doesn't work as you expect, please report it!