Sure, that’s what this thread is. Like I said, it breaks a lot.
That does carry weight. Nobody is going out of their way to break pods, and a lot of people work hard to fix problems when they come up. But it’s just demonstrably true that extra problems do come up, and that’s unlikely to change.
Since the time when pods happened, the community has gotten a lot better at avoiding this kind of situation. Under today’s community standards, pods would definitely not have shipped. Having two competing whole-app layouts is extremely non-ember-ish, when the whole premise of the project is shared, community-supported conventions.
I will concede and take back what I said about “not supported”. That was hyperbole. Pods did manage to sneak into stable releases and it’s a bug when pods breaks. But letting it sneak in was a mistake.