What are the point of votes

I’ve seen some ideas on the github that didn’t get votes also recently saw a suggested feature i had a gradient map feature getting 2 votes. Im guessing part of why some features don’t make it is the fact there are 667 open issues for features alone? Anyways dove votes have much impact? edit: I hope this deosn’t come off as rude, much apreciation for all that the coders do <3