Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:04:51 UTC
It may be that some people find the non-enhanced RC more useful, and maybe I'm a little quick in asking to remove the option. In any case I think the default should be enhanced RC.
Both removing features and changing preferences are surefire way to annoy the vocal minority; if there was data to suggest that a large majority of users do indeed prefer and work better with this option then maybe changing the default could be considered. It would be interesting to see the results of a usability study (or failing that a poll on a big Wikipedia).
I think removing the setting entirely would cause pointless anxiety, there is at least one patrolling script that (admittedly hackily) requires the user to have the enhanced recent changes disabled; (and anyway, I prefer being able to see all the edit summaries and a user's actions in the right order :D).
I've closed this as WONTFIX for now, but if there is data to suggest that it really does improve the experience of most people, it would be prudent to reopen it.