While that is true, it's also the case that with mergers it is theoretically possible for a single faction to end up in charge of nearly all datacards of that faction type, which is unreasonable and detrimental to gameplay. If it does end up reenabled, there may be some modifications made, but I haven't heard any plans to reenable it anytime soon.
Apparently back in 14.054 it was disabled Jesfa post.
Hmm I suppose that could be taken how you thought Syn with it being basically forever, but it seems me and Metyl (and probably a bunch of others) thought it was like everything else and just disabled for a bit because of some issues and would be brought back once time was available to fix it. Oh well.
Wait, what? I neither said nor implied that the feature was was permanently disabled. I didn't even think it (although I think it's possible, but it's entirely uncertain and I haven't heard anything either way). The rules (that I quoted in my very first post) specify that it's "currently" disabled. I said that I hadn't heard of any plans to reenable it anytime soon, and that it's possible for the feature to undergo some modifications prior to being enabled. I'm not sure what part of that you read as "..and it's never coming back, suckers!"