I think this is good news on two fronts
1. it keeps things simple, adding an extra level of complexity to a process not always bad, but when it gives everyone a learning curve I think it is
2. why would anyone want to change what is proven to work?
I prefer a stable working environment.
I believe all of our packagers do. If it is stable and uncomplicated, we can be more productive.
PCLinuxOS standards are a proven quality. Exchanging our system (methods/standards) for some other distro's system would be counter-productive, IMO. Why exchange what's proven to work for some unproven quantity?
I'm not disrespecting anyone here. If another way of doing things works for them, then that is fine for those other distros. We will stick with what works.