Sorry if you don't like MobileFrontend's design, but it's clearly not an
opinion universally shared among readers and editors on the mobile version
of Wikimedia projects. It's nearing 20% of our overall traffic every
and growing like weeds. Thousands of people a month
are editing via
mobile too. Neither of those things would be happening if your logic was
correct, and their divergent choices from the rest of MediaWiki were
so awful for users. The way MobileFrontend is designed
is highly effective
for people on mobile devices, and I think there's no reason to block an
experiment to let people opt-in to its style of typography on desktop.
MZ primarily said the design choices of mobile differ significantly from
mediawiki core, and hence don't really represent a precedent in core. This
is a statement I agree with. Whether or not these choices are good ones is
debatable and probably the grounds for a flamewar. However I think that's
besides the point for this conversation.