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People are always trying out new protocol features and enhancements. Clients ship with the ones that have turned out to be the most useful.

In other words, BitTorrent will be the next BitTorrent.

Compare modern clients that can easily handle seeding tens of thousands of files across hundreds of different trackers with minimal resource utilization with the reference client people used back in the early 2000s. You only had one way to connect to trackers and other clients, the traffic was trivial to detect and filter, and the client only support one file at a time along with using 100% of a cpu.

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