I brought this up with Jeff a couple of years ago regarding Patrick's work and he said it's something they've thought about but wouldn't likely do anything with until a redesign. But again, that was quite a while ago. It's definitely needed now more than ever with the contributors.
If you ask me, you're only ever going to go so far when your main device for extending gameplay is a roguelike design.. I say that because it takes a whole lot to get me drop money on a roguelike and I usually regret it. Did not take that risk on Galak-Z despite being an old school Macross fan.
This was my issue as well. I was pretty interested in it but once I heard it's a roguelike that interest bottomed out.
I was a bit disappointed with the last SGDQ schedule but this one looks pretty great. I thought Sinister had pretty much retired so I'm glad to see him doing a couple of runs. Bummer about no Super Metroid race, though.