So you have an old sound card somewhere that CUSE helps in some way when used with certain proprietary software.
Sure, some things are more boring than others. But just because you've found something, contrived as it may be, to get excited about does not mean it's exciting to others.
I'm not taking a position as to whether this kernel is shaping up to be "boring" or not. To me it's just another kernel development cycle. One of many in a long line of them. It's the cumulative progress that matters.