I have to say there are two things I love about LibreOffice that have NOTHING to do with the program itself.
The first is developer reports like this that talk about the internals and where savings / changes have been made without either making me confused or dumbing down to me.
The second is their marvellous official changelog pages - with SCREENSHOTS of every single major change made - with explanations of everything changed, and even with example docs / imports to allow you to test those changes yourself.
My primary gripe with a lot of open-source development is, indeed, the things around the project which aren't vital to the software itself but could provide much interest and excitement and information - user documentation, discussion of changes (and their rationale), and plans for the future. I can actually ENJOY sitting down and reading a nice, pretty changelog and see what's changed. That's a really weird feeling.
So, well done, LO team. Not just for fixing a great piece of software, but for doing the boring legwork of translating comments, screenshotting new features, explaining why you it takes so long to move to a clean build system, etc. I know that that's the horrible, boring, tedious part that - once you've coded up a new release - you really don't want to be doing while there's lots more enticing code out there waiting to be written, but it's the part that keeps me connected (and thus loyal) to the project.