OpenWRT has grown because it could be used on routers which has very limited space etc.
Now every time you need more space. Devices with little memory are not any more supported.
I think it's a pitty to loose this system for what it was intented.
If you want a linux distribution they are a lot of it for high end devices.
If you need 64M/128MB ram etc you had always a lot of other distributions with all the nice stuff
which OpenWRT tries to pack and to use the newest kernel...
But all the nice cheap new routers or old routers with little resources were and in my opinion should stay the target of OpenWRT.
People what to you think?
One example: New linkysys router V14 with 4/32 is such a device.
You cannot got old system like the V13 which had more ram, they do not exist anymore.
So if you want to buy one router that's ok to spend instead of 30u$ 150u$ but if you have
to buy 15 devices ...