I think it would be a great idea if the community is able to access search insights for atom package search, this will help contributors focus more on what is needed and missing based on data pulled from the community.
While the API is seemingly still subject to change, it’s documented well enough to build alternatives to the existing search.
That said, I agree that it would be helpful if the Atom team would open their website to the community. There’s room for improvement in many of its corners.
Indeed for instance if there is high search traffic for a specific keyword this could be a clue for contributors that there is something the community needs and could be something that a contributor can create a package for. As it stands now I think that most packages are based on what is out there and what the contributors think would be good to be put out there.