Then, you mention “This particular feature is one that has been requested repeatedly, has been considered as a bug” - then please don’t forget to reference those things - e.g., when I read your comment, I wanted to look at those. It’s good to never forget to reference anything you mention in your questions/comments.
Any feature request is only suitable on bug tracker. This is peer-to-peer community help site - so your question is targeted on other users, not to developers here.
And actually saying about donations, you yourself make multiple assumptions - e.g. about your donation helps development, while in reality, donations only help to keep LO free (a really great value! - thank you for the donations you made) - but almost never go to developers (only in form of tenders on very specific tasks from time to time). So donations has ~nothing to do with funding some specific work done (and I personally don’t question the usefulness of your issue).