Obviously gamedev will continue to grow; stackoverflow wasn't built in a day, for instance.
But it does seem fairly obvious that there are a heck of a lot more "developers" out there than there are "game developers". And so it seems pretty absurd when you look at some of the requirements for badges on gamedev, and how in many instances, no-one (or very few people) have managed to earn them in the 2(?) years this site's been online.
These may make sense for stackoverflow, where there are nigh on 600k users and 2 million questions, and it's thus pretty easy to, for example, "edit 500 crappy posts". But not so much here, where there are about 8k users and 4k questions.
I expect I'll get a lot of flak for this, but before you say anything, I only ever play hardcore mode :) So I'll understand if some people think "making things easier" would suck.
I guess also it may not be doable at this stage, considering that would make devalue what others have earned up till now. But perhaps something to consider for future sites coming out of Area51.