> "What the GNOME devs failed to understand is the fact that, for numerous users, the "Fallback Mode" is used as an alternative UI."
When the resources are scarce, you have to choose the battles you are going to fight.
There were several calls for people to step up and help to maintaining those bits of code. Guess how many people stepped up.
There are people who say what [project] developers should do, there are people who say they are going to help and there are people who actually help. The last ones are the valuable, everything else is just wishful thinking.