It ain't so, they are going using use cinnamon as default
That's my question Yellowman, to my limited understanding, MATE is continuation of Gnome 2 (with dependencies on old libraries) and Cinnamon is Gnome 3 (with different UI)? So it would make sense that Cinnamon would gain polish (and stability) and larger user base than MATE that needs major overhaul on old libraries. Do you think the two projects will merge?
On quest for blue smoke and red rings...