We're going to review the work that has been done there as one of our next steps after we finish up our hivemind work. It's too soon to say yet.

Thanks for your quick answer... Just in order to get an idea, when do you think you will finish up your hivemind work? In a month, 6 months, 12 months? How long do you think will your analysis take? I am really into SMTs, this was for me the reason to stay.

Finishing up current hivemind work should be done in less than a month, in fact hopefully within a week or so. There will still be work done afterwards, though, as we'll schedule future work for it too.

For the analysis, it's hard to say for sure, since we'll be looking not only at SMT code, but also at potentially competing methods of achieving similar features. My guess is it will take a couple of weeks for the analysis.

This sounds excellent. Regarding the alternative methods like Hive-Engine they are far less attractive as having an incorporated asset-exchange within Hive like with SMTs. The Hive-Token would become a gateway to 1000s of website-projects, creating a good deal of demand. Years into Steem-engine I still see it as a graveyard.
SMTs as they were planned and on a Testnet (supposedly) last year already, would have much less overhead for developers... hell, even I had a project in mind using SMTs for years now. If SMTs do not come to fruition I definitely will need to look around for other blockchain-solutions with higher traffic and name recognition.

Thanks for all the development work you are doing for this chain and I hope to hear soon about a positive decision regarding SMTs.