I am NOT trying to speak on his behalf although it appears you are judging from your take on his conversation 18 months ago and no word on the matter since then. So until he steps in here and tells me I'm wrong and you're right I can assume anything I like.
I'm just quoting what a Dev said, their tendency not to comment on issues they have already clarified, and that Named devs seldom comment on threads like this. We might get attention from a moderator, but that's mainly to keep things civil
Feel free to assume though, I'm sure there's an old saying about that somewhere