YEAH, this is actually an issue? I shouldn't have to do this, for one. Two, I download the pack from the main site, where there is no 'spoiler' containing the alternates. It's ridiculous that the pack by default has mismatched textures and the matching ones are provided as alternates. I'll patch it myself, sure. But if this is going to be an issue, with the texture developers being disorganized, I'd rather not bother and use another pack. <--- @Hickerydickery Some advice for you and anyone else developing this.
I hear you, and I would tend to agree with you, but disorganization is bound to happen with a community ran pack like this, and unfortunately the number of contributors has been rather low lately, meaning its even more likely to happen, and quality is at risk of dropping. As for myself I've barely kept up with Minecraft's updates, and although I check this thread almost daily I haven't done anything for the pack for a long while, and I'm sure its the same for many others. Its not ideal but its a pretty big time investment to work on the pack, and after 5 years not everyone is interested enough to keep working on it.
The biggest advantage of the pack being community driven is that issues like this can be pointed out and fixed, it just requires someone to want to help fix it, be it yourself, or anyone else here. Similarly, if you have a preference you're welcome to edit the pack yourself, which is why we previously had no main packs, and just used a customiser.
Just got to remember that people here are volunteering their free time to contribute to the pack, but in the same vein, criticism like this is perfectly fine, just try to keep it all civil.