Seems to me that you're being unreasonably, er, boolean in your thinking here.
Yes, as a way to help move the discussion forward. :-)
From my POV, the fact that the BDFL follows the same PEP process as everyone else is a powerful point in favor of stability.
Even if in practice it causes the peasants to show up at the gates armed with pitchforks?
There may not be a way to do it, but I'd sure like to try some things to lessen the difficulty of using c.l.py.
I'd be happy to run my PEPs by the Aahz PR machine. You might want to remind me of that next time I float a PEP in python-dev, i.e. well before it hits c.l.py.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)