This is a bit of a hot take but I do feel at the very least, TNO should, given the vocal anti-rework presence and the fact that reworking content is apparently conflicting with making content. go dark for a period of time and resurface with everything reworked maybe hopefully 1-2 years later as they want. Essentially something like what PB did reworking from a generic UK wank to a steampunk UK wank.I was looking forward to Penelope's Web and Black Gold, Red Sand in particular, but I'm starting to wonder if we'll ever get there.
Say something like "the current lore setup left by Panzer/Lonely Knightess does not accommodate the story we want to tell, we need to rebuild the setting from the ground up, if you guys want to continue with the old lore feel free to do a fan fork like what KDX did." It would also be nice if TNO can form a sort of "partnership" with this fan fork as they have done with 2WRW, which would likely be incorporated into such a fan fork.
Also note in a reddit mega-post what specifically they wanted to rework so people know what is being removed, like list out everything approaching the chopping block. That way we could be prepared mentally and also have TNO's dev team allowed to go ham with whatever vision they want the mod to be, while fans can do their own mod with their own headcanons and preferences for the lore. The existence of KDX, questionable as some of its' politics are, I also feel helped deescalate KR's own anti-rework community both allow fans of KR to play new content quickly made ready quickly while waiting for a kr update and anti-rework players to enjoy a mod based on old KX content like North-South Italy, Wild Sternberg, and Kerensky.