I've written this all in a single day (24 hr period, I sleep at odd times.). Go check the git log if you don't believe me. It's not detracting resources, and to be frank I find two issues with your post:
1) Feeling you you have the right to control what Solus does
2) Holding us hostage financially.
It's extremely unfair. I also think you're forgetting everything else that is going on at the moment, which has been to drastically improve our infrastructure to allow Solus to scale properly, with our build system now replaced. Budgie ALREADY had a rewrite, that was Budgie 10 (And let's not forget Budgie 8!).
Budgie 11 is an ongoing process and I sure as hell won't rush it. if you look at the README, kindly provided in the link above to the git repo, you'll see that this code is a double investment, as the code used here will be reused
in Budgie 11 to replace the very broken Budgie menu.
Again, you're being very unfair, and I shouldn't even have
to explain this. But I have, because now you've made it a problem in this thread. I hope that sufficiently explains it for you.
Edit: Any other questions, please do ask. Best to get this all out of the way in one go.. :)