It seems IBM/HCL can't do anything to please some people. They are throwing considerable resource at the product in all areas and still the negative attitudes persist.
I hope the Notes client and traditional Domino apps are developed further, I see nothing to touch the speed, functionality of a Notes View despite all the attempts to mimic them. A Notes document with embedded views RTF fields with inline attachments, sections, rapid generation of tables, doc links and all the other easy to use and easy to develop functionality is still far superior in many areas to what can be achieved outside the Notes client. Yes separation of data and multiple data sources has brought massive benefits but the Notes Client in many respects cannot be beaten in my opinion.
Most of my company's applications are now a blend of traditional Notes applications augmented with XPages/Java etc in browsers of XPiNC where there is a benefit. Long may it continue.