I see that at ClassicePress there is now a new system of governance based on voting, which I would charicterise as “mob rule”, simliar to democracy — i.e. those who shout the loudest get to say what happens.
Churchill was wrong. Democracy is a bankrupt idea, so it makes a lousy model for a software project governance solution, I would suggest. The only form of Governance which has ever worked is ‘benign dictatorship’, and the only thing wrong with that model, in relationship to WordPress, is that the benevolent dictator got greedy and took money from capital investors.
From then on it was just a slippery slope to where we are today.
Much better if CP actually sat down and discussed among its members, what would actually make us relevant to our strapline (something about “being for business”?), and what kind of tools do we need to achieve that, rather than trying to make CP what a bunch of developers say WordPress is not.
That’s an interesting question, I would suggest. What does the mainstream user want in order to build his/her site?
You can’t find that out by polling your tiny base of CP’s technical users. You need to get that information over at the WordPress repository by creating a ClassicPress alternative page-builder plugin, and then when/if it ever reaches critical mass, you’ll know you got it right.
Until then, its just the bonfire of the vanities of a few “knowledgable” users slugging out to see who can shout loudest.