Thanks, I hope it hasn’t been too excessive. (:
I would be more than happy to add +1 to the number of active core developers at some point in the future, but I definitely lack the experience at the moment. My positive interactions thus far with the Python development community and core devs have been highly motivating though.
In the meantime, I’m hoping that the addition of the GitHub Python triage team will significantly help with the PR review situation. Once Mariatta’s PR for the process of adding people to the team is finalized, I was planning on applying.