Officially, the development teams don't check this site, but rather Adobe sponsors it as a tool for users to help one another. Therefore, much as you can't expect your doctor to know what you said about the pain in your side to your workout buddy while you were at the gym, it's not fair to assume that a random, vague posting here will somehow get back to the development team.
Now, that said, unofficially, a number of members of the various development teams DO make it a regular point to check all of these various forums so as to reach out to our customers and understand the issues that they're facing. But that means you actually have to describe what the problem you're encountering is. In detail.
I'm NOT on the Photoshop Elements team, so I cannot help you directly, but a) I might have a solution to a general problem, and b) I can pass along your issues to my colleagues. But, again, I'm going to need more details than "updo what you've done."
And as for transparency, we actually are as communicative as a publicly-traded company can be. Sharing details about release dates and unannounced features would actually make you insiders, with all the legal mumbo-jumbo that entails...! =8-O
For Windows 10 I have a step by step set of options to reset applications in Win-10.
Option-1 is for PSE but if you did this, go on to the next option.
In PSE, open an image. On the far-right is a question mark and next to that is a down-menu with "Reset-all". Click that. That will reset all of its tools and it should be good for now.
If that doesn't work, go to Windows 10 Settings. Click on System. Your applications will load in the middle. Click on your application to highlight it (only). If you see a blue hypertext link below its title that says "Advanced Options" click that. On the next page on the left, is a RESET button. Click that.
If you don't have a blue hypertext link below the title, each app may give that opportunity only once.
there is an update that knocks out a driver, I reinstall it. Another in a forum
recently reinstalled his on the 3rd try and it worked. Do not give up on it. It's tiresome we know.
You can disable the update, but it will come again. If you want to do this one: go back to settings, go to Update History, on the next page you may click on updates and find the latest update and remove it.
There are resets for PSE and Windows 10, too. I will not take you through a SFC reset in the Windows Power Shell. These steps could do the same thing as that can.
DSG may have had this answer before. Excuse the repeat.
Steve Lehman, Windows MCSE responding