No. I don't pay it much mind now and I won't then.
No. Every good Mormon treats it as canon already, like Ezra Taft Benson's political writings.
No. Treating it as scripture, while not actually making it scripture, potentially gives the brethren plausible deniability.
No. It is the word of the prophets and apostles. That's all I need to know.
Yes. It would be needed for us to be a light unto the world.
Yes. Getting the seal of official canonization will give it an authority that it currently lacks.
Yes. Canonize it and I will have to reckon with it.
Yes. We have an established process for accepting something as scripture and exceptions shouldn't be made.