What? Talk about taking something completely out of context just to make an argument. Never did I say there were not enough changes in Python 3 to consider upgrading. I said that the differences between Python 2 and 3 aren't the main reasons the upgrade is a problem.
Swapping to Python 3 is not moving forward. It's running across the canyon before the bridge is built.
Except everyone is as ST2 is EOL and can't even be bought anymore (and no, having the ability to buy ST3 and get a copy of ST2 for free is not having the ability to buy ST2)? ST1 didn't see a single update (bug fix or otherwise) once the ST2 public alpha became available. I don't see the situation between ST2 and ST3 being any different. Looking beyond how insane it is to compare a programming language to a text editor, Python 2 is still being maintained and it's still available.
So you can see into the future? What reasons do plugin developers have to update their plugins for ST3? With a split userbase they'll just be choosing one userbase over another. Largely because, as I stated, there aren't enough improvements in ST3 to justify upgrading. Also, I like how you believe ST3 is going to see a bunch of new features added at some point. The majority of the new features of ST2 were available in the public alpha. Only a couple were added afterwards. I don't see any reason for ST3 to be any different.
Besides you completely missing the point I was making, you do realize ST3 is the only thing available for purchase right now right?
Again, you somehow completely managed to miss the point I was making. Speed isn't a viable reason in the case of ST to increase the major version. As he stated himself, speed has always been a concern and has always seen improvements. ST being faster is not something new to ST. ST's speed has been substantially improved several times throughout the development of ST2.