Latest voice of reason joining the choir is Derek of the DistroTube YT channel:
What I find most strange at this combination is that Cinnamon isn’t even one of Manjaro’s Official Editions but a Community Edition. So it’s obviously not monetary reasons driving Roland and Phil, and not the whole group of Manjaro devs is behind this move.
“Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends, the ego and the Self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment”. The Mundaka Upanishad