Congrats on the launch, it looks like a much more cohesive product now!
We agree that invoking entrypoints periodically is a much better way to model most worker / daemon workloads than a "stateful event loop".
The commitment to our customers is that we won't phase out V1 until this usecase (and others!) are thoroughly addressed.
Disclaimer: I'm a co-founder of Apify
The only tough part is having to delete the old cron instances when I push an update. Scheduled jobs (or some cron support) would be excellent.