Thanks for that article. While I don’t fully agree with the author, there are a lot of valid points and its good to read more about it.
I think what that article and your own comment are really talking about is the disconnect between developers and users. Unfortunately that disconnect is often quite drastic.
What you said about the developers hoping that no one would notice the difference tells me that they think highly of their software but don’t have a realistic understanding of how it is used. I run in to this mindset a lot and it is very frustrating.
On my latest system update, wayland disappeared as an option on my login screen. I don’t know why but it isn’t my priority right now. I’ve had some other problems crop up which I need to deal with first.