I appreciate and respect the importance of these decisions. The dates that I suggested, and I am not anchored to any of them, were not selected to rush or be hasty. Instead, it was respect for our time together (at least some of us) at the September sprint and to have all proposals on the table by that time.
You make a good point about European holidays. I am not opposed to delaying a couple of weeks (due date for proposals by the September sprint start).
My biggest concern is that dragging this on into the new year will result in more bikeshedding, more uncertainty, and less confidence in the developer community decision making ability.
Hoping we can compromise on a happy medium on a timeline.