Personally I think Stardock should rebuild SKS/WB 10 to update it, and remove all the redundant elements. I also think they should address all the bugs before trying to build for a new OS. I absolutely despise when companies abandon products for the shiny new one before fixing what's broken.
In a way it's a slap in the face to all the loyal customers who've been spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over years paying for updates. Just think about all the money you've spent on yearly update fees, and what do you get? You get a program that no longer functions as it originally did, and you're left with a shell of it's former self.
With each new update they remove more, and more options for creativity, and leave us with bog-standard "business class clean" elements that can't be altered as intended. Hell, just look at how SKS looks now, compared to how it looked in SKS 6/7. Even the interface is drab, and boring.
If I wanted safe, and sterile I'd go to the hospital, lol. Skinners have always had the mindset to break convention, and shake things up with creative, and even outlandish designs. Most of us not only love to customize things to our liking, but the very word "default" makes us want to curl our top lips, and shake our heads in disgust. Pretty soon we'll have to settle for changing the color of a rectangle because the ability to actually skin will be replaced with colored tiles meant for mobile phones. Oh wait, it's already happening, lol.