Why is this deprecated shit popular in /g/?
They don't have any plans moving to wayland. Wayland is soon being stable for gnome and few years later XFCE will die. At least MATE and LXQT are planning to support wayland.
We will have to wait a couple of months/years to see Wayland as a stable replacement for X, there will be a fuckton of compatibility issues, specially with the 30 linux games available
Interesting, then it might happen.
I still refuse to use GNOME though and will continue to use Xfce until someone makes a decent DE.
MATE suffers from the fact that not may devs are actively working on it. It's simply falling behind because of this.