"it may look like there is no intention of adding more smilies, but there actually is.
right now there isnt a good way to present a large number of smilie options though, so none have been added in some time. i am hopeful that will change though, so keep em coming "
That may not look like much, but that kind of thoughtful and proactive communication from our forum hosts is HUGE to me. It's not just a "here's what's going on" message, it's a "here's what's not" and "why." That's often overlooked and underestimated. Good on ya, nina.