This is a community, if you are part of this community then you should be participating in it. We have talked and talked and talked for years about these sorts of changes. All the core lib authors are usually active & available so this change shouldn't be a surprise to any of them. The rest of them are mostly on community life support.
The problem with these threads is that no one seems to have enough teeth or balls to enforce anything that is concluded. IMO this entire discussion is rather pointless unless one of you is willing to put foot to ass and do something about it.