At this point, absolutely nothing is different other than the forum you visit. You are still using the exact same version of Mambo you would have been using all along.
If nothing is different, why should we "bear with"? Did i misunderstood something in the past? I agree with your "This isn´t a democracy" and i agree with "there is no reason to involve everyone in everything". But, please remember, like on the frist page, "it is about freedom". So everyone can ask questions. And everyone can do so in the future. And everyone, not very probable but maybe, can ask questions that are "not welcome" for someone. And, cause in your words, "it is not democracy", someone can push everyone out here.
I bear with the devTeam, because they gave me absolutly no reason for suspiciousness. That´s no "advance payment" of mine. Only "Tit for Tat". My opinion is, that the devTeam surely knew, that a well-bred dog hunts by nature.
Just as you, i´m not an "authorized devTeam speaker". So please don´t be so "instructive". Let people tell their point of views and let them ask their questions
Maybe it's just me, but is there way too much emphasis and "tit-for-tat," as quoted, occurring here. What's done-is-done. If there is a disagreement with either this community or the other then join whomever team one is on.
Put this whole experience behind. One thing that is for certain, politics, religion, and philosophy has nothing to do with source code, name sakes, and the future directions.
Let those that need a break take a break. Let those who are proactive move ahead and get on with v4.5.3x.x. If that is not a solution, then the turn in the fork maybe in the wrong way and taking the other route is formidably the direction to go for one's satisfaction.
I look forward to the next version release. Call it Mambo, Bambo, or Rambo. Just move on. It is black-and-white. In between the lines is a waste.