We could remove it, but then what we have wouldn't really be a release candidate anymore, so the release would get delayed.
Not true. There is a second release candidate scheduled on June 13th. Removing the module involves doing "svn remove" on two files and updating Misc/NEWS. Yesterday, there was a conversation on IRC (including the RM) where it was discussed. So, in the unlikely event that Guido changes his mind, there is still time to do so.