The Gerrit setup process seems to be the main blocker inhibiting newcomers to help with development (once they managed to actively reach this page).
Are there any ongoing projects or issues or debate about either simplifying the process or replacing it?
For example by just using Visual Studio Code and git without Gerrit and/or a GUI that takes the user through a simple step-by-step process to download, install and configure everything that's needed? Using that GUI would not require technical expertise or much time and it would automatically solve/prevent any problems. It (e.g. a Qt one) could also get developed further to also set up other things needed for various WP development projects like the MediaWiki docker container etc. (note that it needs to internally do things like comparing hashsums which it could display)
I think the Gerrit requirements are the or one of the major technical(!) bottlenecks that cause the lack of developers (even though the technical aspects are not even half of the problem). If this hasn't been discussed so far which would be the best places to propose this?