As I just said in an e-mail to Lennart, I don't think this was a failure, or lack of progress. The decision is to move the package from mandatory @core to @standard. And, it specifically includes the note that we'll look at this again for the next release.
I decided to abstain from the part of the vote about the larger part of dropping it entirely, because while I'm absolutely favor of that, I'm respectful of the idea that the base design is important. I don't buy "must never change!" as an argument, but while I'm skeptical of "/usr/bin/sendmail is a useful modern API", when people like +Miloslav Trmač
are asking for a chance to articulate that as part of a real definition of the OS layer, I'm willing to listen. So, I abstained.
I think that Lennart ran out of the meeting after that, but I did vote for removing rsyslog from both minimal and the default, because the arguments there were less convincing to me. That ultimately got the same final vote, of remove from minimal and reevaluate next release, which is, again, progress, and gives us a chance to work on some of the things which are legitimate concerns here, like access to the logs from guestfish, fail2ban support for the journal, and refactored rsyslog packaging (with default /var/log/messages as a subpackage rather than always installed, so it's easier to drop into place as a remote-only logging solution).
To me, all of this is progress, and while we're not the first to make these changes, it's not like this is really blocking any new functionality from landing in Fedora. It's just cleanup. It's okay for that to be done carefully.
I'd love to see Fedora have a better overall story for alerting and log handling beyond local storage and viewing. The faster something like that can land, the easier it is to move away from the old thing.