I'm with sidestepper on this one (big surprise there
). Discussion over, issue still there. Modding, in the loosest term of the word probably will happen - and will be a good indicator if the game was interesting enough to people to play it to the point where the issue inevitably hits you. I've seen more complicated stuff modded into games before, and I've seen such mods make games far inferior to DD spike up in playability.
If it doesn't happen, to me it'll mean noone cracking/coding savvy enough got interested enough to play through it twice. Since the game is good enough (and better than that), the internet large enough, and the problem persistent and obvious enough, chances of it not happening are probably pretty slim. I'd prefer having it solved as a core feature rather than a hack, but what can you do? And that's all - I say there's no point debating or discussing this anymore.
On topic: tbh, I don't miss all that much. I think the expirience improved quite a bit, while retaining most of what drew me to it. I don't even miss the reward/unlock system that much, I'd be annoyed at the issue with the current one even if I've never seen the old one