Politically it is very hard to do something like what you guys are accomplishing without asking the community first.
If it had gone something like this.
"Hey SBF we want to assemble a team of riders from your community to represent NS and help us design better products"
You would have had a much better response.
This is what happened. The riders were messaged with something very similar to that.
You really expect NS or any other company to make a public post about it? How much spam and PMing do you think would result with people begging to be a tester?
Be real about this Binary.
NS reached out to members of this community privately and for good reason.
Then NS wanted to make the announcement of this endeavor, but people like YOU had to leak the post before-hand. That obviously made things look shady to outsiders which is why that thread was made visible shortly after your leak.