... PS: I find it strange that everyone so far seems to be against it.
I didn't get that sense yet. I did get the sense they're not actively *for* it yet, and the questions asked so far explain why: What does it buy us? What are the current alternatives? What are the costs (not least of all in terms of breaking existing code)? It's a bunch of tradeoffs, and it appears that few who aren't steeped in Smalltalk's view of the world understand what the practical *attraction* is.
The same questions get asked even for wholly non-controversial changes, like, say, adding an optional ">> file" clause to "print" <wink>.
by-default-it's-best-to-resist-everything-ly y'rs - tim