I am a Server Owner/Admin and wanted to use Sponge. After a lot of researching, I found the experimental build for version 1.17.1 and I`m happy with it, but I had the feeling of you wanting to hide this build from me. Obvious I knew it wasn´t the case, but nevertheless I wondered. For this reason I suggest you to post a progress bar on the spongepowered.org Website. I imagine it like this: There is a timeline for each of SpongeVanilla, SpongeForge and the SpongeAPI with Minecraft Versions as timestamps (for the SpongeAPI of course API Versions). Below of the Version stands a Link to the newest Keep-Up-To-Data-Article in the Forum concerning the Version, a little text about what features will be/have been added and how much progress is already made on the version. Maybe also the approximate Releasedate? I think it would be very good for Newcomer to see a clear timeline of the Progress Sponge made and will make and it would make it halfway plannable.
Also I found me very wondered why the experimental Build for 1.17.1 isn`t on the Website under Downloads → experimental Builds and would like you to publish the new experimental Builds also there. I mean, what else is the category for?
Greetings from me