What if.. diaspora restarts without the handlebar and backbone

I support diaspora development since a couple of weeks and I often get lost in the rails / haml / handlebars / backbone /mobile ecosystem.
On implementing new features this combination often feels (for me) quit confusing.

What if… diaspora would make a kind of restart with modern Rails (7) and mostly without backbone and handlebar templating?

Just to get some opinions.

Hello. Yes, obviously, the front-end is aging. We had a discussion on that already, you can read about here: Choosing new frontend framework

The thing is, we don’t even take time to fix bugs or finish the new website for the foundation, so honestly I don’t think that a complete rewrite will happen…