Complaining about the kana additions is a bit like level 2 people complaining that it's going too slow

Since they haven’t deleted those 60 yet, I think it’s safe to assume there will at least be several hundred more in the future, or maybe a thousand. Since we already have 2k kanji and 6k vocab, that could mean a 10% increase or so in items?

This is fair. With the announcement that they were hiring a software engineer, I was really excited thinking we were going to grammar. Instead, we got ここ、こんにちは、 and others, but 本日(ほんじつ)明太子(めんたいこ)、and 様子(ようす) are “too common” to be added.