And I think this:
So I don't think your "_any_ support at all" comment is correct.
To put this in perspective, I have a 9 year old MacBook Air at home which I use for testing. If you look at 720/1080p video on YouTube, even that ancient hardware it takes 5-10% CPU to play H.264 content. I have a 2017 desktop at work with 4.2GHz Core i7 which still takes almost 100% of a CPU to play 720p AV-1 and ~60% to play VP9, or ~1% to play H.264. That's a really big difference for something like a GIF successor which will be widely shared, often with multiple visible at the same time, and people will expect to just work even on hardware which is more than a year old while still leaving capacity to do other things.