Gnome: "Extensions are bad! Themes are bad! Users choices are bad! Wait, where did everyone go?!"
All joking aside, it seems like the writing was on the wall for a while now, it was all just a matter of time before upstream caused a big enough shift that alienates users enough so that a split was almost enviable. Being what the open source community is, it's only natural now to pursue a new path for Solus going forward. What exactly that will all look and feel like I have absolutely no idea, but I'm curious to follow along and see how it all develops over the coming months and years to come. Remember, Solus is going to be around for a while!
Y'all do some great work, and I'm always happy to hear about any news or progress or thoughts related to the Solus project. It probably wasn't easy, but I feel you all made the best choice for the vision that you have for the desktop and I look forward to seeing how things go from here moving forward. Y'all have my respect, my gratitude and my support!