Why is it a terrible solution? What jQuery API features (that might be developed in 2.x) are missing that you need? The current API fulfils the purpose of the jQuery Project; many of the recent API changes have been syntactic sugar changes and I imagine most future ones will be as well.
>Which are not Desktops, so I don't see your point
Oops... Well anyway, I know plenty of people who cannot get DSL or cable in their area and rely on spotty wireless connections