For the record: Jeff has apologised, re-opened the GNOME bugzilla bugs which needed it, and has committed an alternative to the fix which was reverted.
We all get carried away occasionally; it's good to see that we can get back to normal too. Thanks, Jeff.
I'm still somewhat concerned by the current state of Evolution -- upgrading to 2.6 really hasn't been a fun experience. But I'm pleased that it does now look like we can agree (or at least have a sensible technical disagreement) on the points where it could do with improvement, and work together to make it better -- which is the important thing.
I'm sorry that my expression of frustration caused you offence.