In Python land, there is this saying "we are all adults here".
Being an adult also means avoiding creating needless drama.
You have some people who in business and want to do keep an old code base working forever.
You have some people who have no business experience and have no idea what a bottom line is, but might need a feature for a critical open source project that many others will use.
This analogy does not work in software.
You can do something that people disagree with, even something that you think is the best for them, and still be benevolent.
I agree with the idea you should give power only to people that don't want it.
I think guido was the right person in power.