I downvoted the folderish PLIP twice and I said that openly on a stage in Ferrara. Changing opinions is a sign of strength and not weakness. I do it all the time and I am proud of it. We listen to each other, we discuss, we fight and at the end we get a better product and some of us change their opinion. This is what makes us a community.
Though, in case of the folderish PLIP I never changed my opinion TBH. I downvoted the PLIP twice because of the UX side effects this change has, not because I don't like the idea. I stated that clearly to the people who submitted the PLIP and in the FWT meeting.
I am not the only person who had this opinion, it was a team vote. I have one vote like everybody else.
When we started Volto I saw the chance of trying out this long-discussed idea. It worked out and now things start to make sense IMHO (when folderish types meet blocks and Pastanaga UI).
The negative consequences of the folderish PLIP that made me downvote it (e.g. that the folder_contents view confuses the hell out of users with folderish types) are still present in Volto. It is still one of the hard UX problems that we somehow need to solve. This would have led to problems in classic Plone that we wouldn't have been able to solve easily.
In addition, there was always an add-on product for folderish types that people could easily use if they prefer that way (and we did so in some projects). Therefore the FWT saw no reason to take a huge risk to gain little.
Open Source communities are about mutual respect, understanding and working well together. We fight and argue all the time, within the framework team, within the Volto team and especially when it comes to UX issues. I disagree with Victor, I disagree with Rob, and sometimes I disagree with Albert. We have heated discussions and we usually come down afterward.
The reason for that is that we highly respect each other and never attack each other on a personal level. We discuss on a technical level and we live with the fact that we sometimes disagree. Eventually, someone changes their minds and we work towards a common goal.
I am open to having a drink at the next Plone conference to discuss this further on a technical or UI level. Though, I do not really enjoy spending my time with personal attacks via the community forum.