Who'd be interested in having an API to the EE website e.g. RESTful Web service to perform the actions that take too long when on the site?
I've thought about it somewhat and if EE isn't going to do it they should give us the tools to do it ourselves.
We've all approach answering questions differently so please share your ideas and what you'd like to see and/or have available.
A couple to begin with:
Questions Monitored and other search based results that you can tweak to your liking
Easy access to and insertion of your pre-defined content such as scripts, links and "fiddles"
Some previous discussion here on a similar topic: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/Suggestions/Q_28463711.html