One of the issues I see with this approach is that the design of the theme and the icons needs to be closely aligned. In an ideal scenario these are designed by the same team with an overarching vision.
However, the Suru design seems to be set in stone, and there hasn’t been much collaboration between the gtk/shell designers and you. This has resulted in the unfortunate situation that the Communitheme design is bounded by what is compatible with the Suru icon theme design.
Creating issues and pull requests doesn’t seem like a good way to discuss and evolve the holistic (suru + gtk/shell) design. The design discussions for communitheme happen in a separate forum thread and the designers have scheduled a number of hangout calls to quickly sync and make decisions. This isn’t something that is easy to translate to PR’s and issues. Moreover, it would be really useful to get your input on gtk/shell design for aspects where there are parallels/similarities to the icon design. For example the lighting & depth of the gtk buttons vs the lighting & depth of the icons and all the different ways to signal something is “busy”.
I understand that you want the icon design to remain cohesive, and I’m sure that is the goal of the gtk/shell designers too, but as the Communitheme project we want the entire desktop to be cohesive, from icons to gtk to cursors to sound, and I don’t feel as if the current setup makes that possible.
What do you think?