"venerable" '.Not' framework?
I had a different adjective in mind. Age does not make it respectable, but it DOES make it 'old'. And quite possibly, 'outdated'.
".Not Core" isn't any better, in my opinion, with the exception of open-source-ness.
It's all Micro-shaft putting even MORE lipstick on the non-oinky end of the boar.
Now, if they could make the UNDERLYING OPERATING SYSTEM better, by fixing all of the bugs THERE, or maybe RE-ISSUE a new 'LTR' version of Windows 7 [without the forced updates, naturally], or at the very least let us SHUT THE [profanity] OFF in Win-10-nic and CUSTOMIZE it [including a 3D skeuomorphic look and no 'the metro' bright blue on blinding white 'settings' screens] I'd be a LOT more likely to give them due accolades.
But they haven't. And so I won't. It's just more disappointment, from my perspective.
(oh but making python work better, I guess that's something good. yay.)