I took a look through Discourse over the past couple of months and found it just lacked something. Not sure what, but it did.
For my own purposes (note: I had no problem starting over myself), I went with XF2, and am just incredibly happy I did. It just feels incredibly well done.
I'm definitely happy to see progress on this being made, or at least talked about , and can't wait to see what Artashes brings in place!!!
BTW, if you still haven't tested XF2 out, do yourself a huge favor and do so. Yeah, the mods aren't there, or at least most of them aren't, from XF1, BUT from what I've seen, mostly not needed