First, the Community Pack event. It doesn't just work for one pack. It lets the Devs in on what the community is looking for in its Stuff. All stuff, not just Stuff Packs. You know, the current fashion among the current players. Now they know we don't need things to be shiny and futuristic; we're looking for homely and comfortable.
Second, have you noticed we get less chairs? The Devs mentioned that the wicker chairs - all types - got enough votes. But they cut out one style to make room for other objects. We get enough seating options as it is. One Sim = One butt. On the other hand, items with integrated clutter generally won out over tidier items. Ceiling lights aren't all that important - the one ceiling light we got wouldn't have gotten in if the chairs hadn't been cut. But people did vote for a floor light.
As for the clothing, well now they get that we need more kids and men's clothes, and for the clothes to be VARIED, not just a million styles of trousers.
All of this, you know they've learned for the future because when things came close in the vote, they became more flexible.
Additionally, we're getting octagonal roofs patched in - the kind of thing that can be used for circular roofs. FINALLY! And by being patched in, they can be used by anybody, anywhere, including future packs.