Nice to read you here. I am not from team Nimiq - but I can answer your questions.
Due to insider trades and market manipulation the publication of possible new listings is most oftenly forbidden via business terms of an exchange. Think about Binance just have addional questions about a submission and a project use it to state “we are in negotiations with Binance!” just to pimp their price. So this whole procedure has nothing to do with Nimiq’s transparency. Btw. if you see List of Exchanges and Informative Sites the submission to Kucoin was known by the community.
The plan with Kucoin? It is just one more exchange. They have the promotion together, which is common for a new listing. To my knowledge the promotion has already started and it would be great to see the new website in Q2.
I personally had no short-term expectations regarding Kucoin. It is nice to have a reputable exchange on board. If you ask “satisfied” regarding the promotion, I would answer, it is like a big puzzle. Kucoin will become an important piece of it. But alone this piece does not really matter. There are e.g. a lot of new twitter followers now, but it was just a small step.
Honestly, I do not think that ranking by market capitalization is a trust index. Maybe, you need to buy your friends a Nimiq t-shirt in the shop - and after that you could discuss how the payment checkout felt and imagine if you would use it if your delivery service would offer it. The webshop plugin for payments with NIM is scheduled in Q3 2019. And the question of trust will be solved via the OASIS protocol and colaboration with WEG-Bank and Trade Telegraph (see Nimiq’s whitepaper: https://nimiq.com/whitepaper/).
Be sure, they have the best time of their lifes! But it is most notably hard work.