Although I do think that there is value in the 'popularity-based ordering' system for questions and posts, I understand some people may have other preferences. As a result, one of the items on our "MaplePrimes to-do" list is to provide an option to change the view of a thread to chronological. We haven't been able to address it yet, but I can tell you that it is in the project plan for some MaplePrimes improvements that we have planned for the first quarter of 2013.
Also, I certainly do not believe that MaplePrimes "2" is flawed, nor have we deserted our plans to continue to improve it. There are always enhancements that can (and will) be made to MaplePrimes, and we take care of things as resources & priorities allow. I can promise you that any perceived lack of progress is not from us turning "deaf ears" to your requests!
As always, we genuinely appreciate the passion of the MaplePrimes community, and are looking forward to continuing to make MaplePrimes the best community site for our users!