It is a pretty sad story, there were too many scope creeping, techlogical decision changes last couple of years. Being able to work on this massive project is challenging and rewarding but on the other hand, it is pretty damn lonly too. I think no one else is really having geniune interest in it. It maybe much more attractive if all the visionary features are complete. But it may never be in that way though? Networkmanager seems to have a dbus API, but then what about alsa? blue-z? You will need native API for them. So for the widgets to really fly, you will need to support widgets through different processes. The taiwins shell would require a total redesign.