But they stated the reasons, and they're garbage. If it's "Muh Balance" then do something about it instead of completely getting rid of something thats, may I dare say, FUN to use. "Not useful" is completely relative and depends on the person using the mod. The Archimedes screw isnt "useful" if you have any kind of GOOD liquid pipe/conduit/tube.
And then theres "Spirit of the mod."
I bet you can list a bunch of stuff in the mod that goes against the "spirit of the mod."
If you don't like the change maybe you could propose a balanced fun use for them. If you're going to whine incessantly without providing anything constructive then you can leave. This mod isn't a service to anyone, it's developed by people who make it for fun and because they like the community. We have no obligation to continue development at all, and acting like we're bad people and breaking some sort of obligation by removing content that had no real purpose is stupid.