But I don't want to be argumentative. I'd like to hear the devs stance on it, because curiosity and I still think making them more common would be totally justifiable and would suit better the overall outlook of several regions, than the current situation. Also, as I mentioned, I jsut like renaissance fantasy, like Pillars of Eternity, or WHFRPG. I like the feeling and I think a lot of settings are more closer to that period, because they want cool things like classic vampire hunters and swashbuckling duellists and pirates yet they frequently exclude gunpowder. so, we're getting "musketeeers" with the wide hats and rapiers, but without muskets and the msot stereotypical pirates with 17-18th century ships equipped with ballistae...
It just never felt right for me. :D So i thought the 10 year's pass would be a good opportunity to Golarion to step forward and just acknowledge it's renaissance elements to their fullest (while not abandoning the others, of course).
However, if the majority doesn't want it to change, for whatever reason, I guess it wont. It's strange for me, given that the gunslinger is a fairly popular class even.